Four planes crashed in separate incidents in Louisiana, New York, North Carolina and Maryland this weekend.
Five people died in the crash in Louisiana and one in the Maryland crash. At least eight were injured in the four crashes.
All four crashes involved smaller-sized aircraft.
Sports reporter dies in Louisiana crash
A Piper PA-31T was headed to Atlanta for a college football playoff game when it crashed near Lafayette Regional Airport in Louisiana, officials said.
The five people killed in this crash were:
• Ian E. Biggs, 51, the pilot
• Robert Vaughn Crisp II, 59
• Carley Ann McCord, 30
• Gretchen D. Vincent, 51
• Michael Walker Vincent, 15
McCord was a sports reporter with WDSU television in New Orleans and also served as in-game host for the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. The teams remembered McCord’s “infectious personality” in a