In the event of an airplane crash:

1.        Call University Police at 5431 (318-357-5431)

2.        Explain the situation to the dispatcher: Be sure to indicate location

3.        Stay away from the scene of the crash.  

4.        All airplane crash scenes should be treated as a crime scene until notified otherwise.


 Important Phone Numbers

               National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

                              South Central Regional Office, Arlington, Texas



               Federal Aviation Administration                1-866-835-5322

           University Police                                   318-357-5431

               Natchitoches City Police                          318-352-8101

               Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office             318-352-6432


The Natchitoches Regional Airport lies adjacent to the NSU Campus, immediately across Chaplin’s Lake.  Since its major runway requires that aircraft cross university property and buildings during take-off and landing, emergency plans are necessary in the event of an incident involving aircraft.  

This includes aircraft (military, private, and commercial aircraft) as well as helicopters, and crop-dusting aircraft that utilize the facility.