Jun 11, 2010 3:31 PM by Chris Welty

Helicopter Crash in Gulf, All 3 on Board Survive

PORT O'CONNOR, Texas (AP) - The Coast Guard says all three
people aboard a transport helicopter survived a crash into the Gulf
of Mexico, about 43 miles off Port O'Connor.
Sr. Chief Petty Officer Michael Jennings says one passenger
suffered minor injuries in Thursday's accident.
A representative of Lafayette, La.,-based PHI, Inc., which
serves the energy industry, did not immediately return a message
Friday from The Associated Press.
The cause of the crash is under investigation. Names of the
three people were not immediatley released.
The Coast Guard in Port O'Connor dispatched a utility boat after
receiving word of the PHI helicopter crash around 10:30 a.m.
Thursday. Jennings says an offshore supply vessel, minutes later,
reported picking up the trio, who were transported to an oil
platform, then airlifted to Texas.


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