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Jun 13, 2014 12:23 PM by AP

Victims from Gulf helicopter crash identified

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Westwind Helicopters Inc. has released the names of the two victims killed in a Wednesday afternoon helicopter crash in the Gulf of Mexico.

The company identified the dead as George LeLoup, the pilot, and Rory Bourgeois, an HVAC Technician with BNA Marine Services.

Westwind said the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Ron T. Capehart, Westwind's attorney, said in a statement received by The Advertiser the company is working with the National Transportation Safety Board to determine what caused the aircraft to go down as it approached a rig about 60 miles south of Terrebonne Bay.

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