Iberia

Aug 10, 2014 5:19 PM by Cecilia Stevenson

Helicopter Crash identified as long-time pilot

On Sunday at 10:20 a.m. deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a helicopter crash near U.S. Hwy 90 and Hubertville Road around Jeanerette.

First responders located the Bell 47 helicopter, equipped with crop-dusting materials, crashed near a cane field north of US 90 and west of Hubertville Road. Medical emergency officials found the pilot with no signs of life, and the Iberia Parish Coroner's Office pronounced him dead at the scene.

The National Traffic Safety Board and two members of the Federal Aviation Administration arrived on scene to conduct a preliminary investigation. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The pilot has been identified as Kenneth E. Squires, 60, of Jeanerette. Mr. Squires was a long-time pilot and had been involved in agricultural crop-dusting for more than three decades.

 

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