Mystery surrounds airplane in the bayou
Herald-Guide hopes readers can crack the case
Brad Nolan was fishing in Airplane Canal last spring when he spotted what seemed to be the wreck of an airplane in the marsh near the canal.
“I realized that I have fished this canal for several years now, and never knew how Airplane Canal got its name,” he said. “I began asking the locals about the plane crash and got a lot of local legend, and none of it was ever the same story.”
The first story Nolan heard was that the plane was a military aircraft.
“They said the military came in and removed all of the sensitive electronics from the wreck and left the fuselage,” Nolan said. “The second story I got was that the plane was civilian.
“I even heard a story that the canal was dug to gain access to the crash site.”
Nolan said he couldn’t get a consensus of the time period of the crash, but heard everything from the 50s to the 70s.
Angler Bruce McDonald fishes the area often and said that the tail and a wing are visible. He has heard all sorts of local legends, even that the plane was used to deliver drugs or in a kidnapping.
“I want to get a closer look at the plane, but it’s on a private hunting lease,” McDonald said.
If you can help solve the mystery in Airplane Canal, or have your own theory on how the plane ended up in the bayou, send an email to email@example.com or call (985)758-2795.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
A malnourished horse found wrapped up in rope in a desolate field has gotten a new...
Steve Todd may have been the last participant in Saturday’s Bridge Run to cross the...
Around 50 children and their parents shuffled in through the doorway at the...
When the monks at St. Joseph Abbey began crafting cypress coffins in 2007, they did...
On a recent trip to Lake Cataouatche and the Salvador Management Area, Chris Loupe...
St. Charles Parish Public Schools has been named one of the top school districts in...
Providing high quality printing of wedding, social, and business cards and announcements. We also carry unique gifts, housewares and accessories for all occasions! We have pre-print or custom stationery, programs, napkins and second line handkerchiefs.
29 vehicles up for grabs at sheriff’s auction - 1510 views
A 2002 BMW, 1999 Mercedes ML3 and a 2007 Ford F150 are among the 29 vehicles that will be auctioned off by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office on Saturday.