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Dec 5, 2013 10:58 AM by Ian Auzenne

Helicopter crashes at Port Fourchon

A helicopter has crashed at Port Fourchon. According to the airport manager, the craft, a Sikorsky S76, crashed at the port earlier this morning.

According to federal officials, the helicopter made a hard landing at 8:30 a.m. They also say the the helicopter was trying to leave a field when the the wind shifted, causing it to abruptly settle back to the ground.

Preliminary reports to federal agencies suggest some damage to the landing gear but no injuries.

Officials say they do not know how many people were on board the helicopter at the time of the crash.

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