By Message Staff
PINEVILLE, La. (LBM) – Blake and Ben Cooper, two brothers who were members of Calvary Baptist Church in Alexandria, were killed in a private plane crash Sunday afternoon.
According to City of Pineville officials, Ben was flying the plane when the accident occurred after take off from the Pineville Municipal Airport at 1:20 p.m. Blake’s son, Mason, was thrown from the wreckage, underwent survey and is expected to live, officials said.
The crash remains under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Ben was owner and administrator of Oceans Behavioral Hospital in Alexandria while Blake was executive director of the Central Louisiana Regional Port.