NTSB: Pilot reported icing on plane before Jackson Parish crash

Photo provided by the Jackson Parish Sheriff's Office

NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - The pilot of a small plane that crashed in Jackson Parish on Feb. 6 reported ice forming on the plane shortly before the crash.

That's according to a preliminary report on the fatal crash by the National Transportation Safety Board.

The pilot and two passengers were killed.

The plane had taken off from Jackson, Mississippi, and was headed to Shreveport.

Pilot Robert Gilliam of Minden reported ice was forming on the plane. He had been cleared to divert to the Ruston airport when radar contact was lost. 

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