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  • PHI Pilot Killed in Accident was Iraq Veteran, Family Man

    May 29, 2012 11:53 PM

    More information coming to light about the PHI helicopter pilot, Arturo Lebron, killed in an accident Monday afternoon. Lebron was more than a helicopter pilot, he was an Iraq War veteran, a father of two young children, and as friends said, an all around great guy who was taken... more »
  • Coast Guard Helicopter Crashes in Mobile Bay Alabama

    February 29, 2012 4:44 AM

    The U.S. Coast Guard says three people are missing and one person has been rescued after one of its helicopters crashed in Mobile Bay during a training mission. Spokeswoman Petty Officer 2nd Class Elizabeth Bordelon says an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crashed Tuesday evening near Point Clear, Ala. She says the... more »
  • Helicopter maker accused of hiding report on crash

    August 30, 2011 6:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The owner of a helicopter that crashed in southeast Louisiana, killing eight people in 2009, is accusing the aircraft's manufacturer of hiding a damning internal report to conceal its liability. In a court filing, PHI Inc. claims Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. withheld a report by one of... more »
  • 31 Americans, 7 Afghans Killed in Helicopter Crash

    August 6, 2011 2:34 PM

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A military helicopter was shot down in eastern Afghanistan, killing 31 U.S. special operation troops, most of them from the elite Navy SEALs unit that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, along with seven Afghan commandos. It was the deadliest single incident for American forces in... more »
  • Helicopter Crash in Gulf

    March 24, 2011 11:19 PM

    Three workers were rescued Thursday evening after the helicopter they were in tipped into the Gulf of Mexico. The chopper is owned by Lafayette based company, PHI. Witnesses said the chopper was leaving an oil platform in Main Pass, in Plaquemines Parish, when it happened. The helicopter is... more »
  • Helicopter crashes in Newton County

    October 13, 2010 10:55 AM

    NEWTON, Texas (AP) - The sheriff of Newton County says a man on the ground has been hurt after a a helicopter used for spraying herbicide crashed during takeoff. Sheriff Joe Walker said that the accident happened Wednesday morning when a refueling hose apparently was still attached to the helicopter... more »
  • Roads Shut Down Saturday for Helicopter Hoist

    September 10, 2010 6:19 PM

    Saturday, there will be a spectacle in the air off Kaliste Saloom Road. Helicopter crews will be lifting some large air conditioning units onto a roof at the Riverstone Building. Police are closing some streets around the building at 625 Kaliste Saloom Road. Crews are using a Sikorsky S-64 helicopter... more »
  • Helicopter Crash in Gulf, All 3 on Board Survive

    June 11, 2010 3:29 PM

    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... more »
  • Helicopter Crash in Gulf, All 3 on Board Survive

    June 11, 2010 9:27 AM

    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... more »
  • UPDATE: Jennings Teen Caught In Crossfire Remains On Life Support

    February 23, 2010 12:59 PM

    UPDATE: Update on Shooting on Tuesday, the 14 year old victim remains on life support system in a LafayetteareaHospital. During the search of the apartment where the shooting happened several identification cards and driver's licenses were found that were traced back to several burglaries that had occurred in Lafayette. The... more »
  • Cockpit Voice Recorder Gives Insight Into Helicopter Crash

    January 7, 2010 4:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A cockpit voice recorder captured the sound of a bang and a loud air noise about 17 seconds before a helicopter crashed into a marshy area of southeast Louisiana last year, killing eight people. A transcript released Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board says one... more »
  • January 4, 2009 PHI, Inc. Helicopter crash

    January 6, 2010 3:02 PM

    The National Transportation Safety Board will open its public docket Thursday on a January 2009 helicopter accident that killed 8 persons. On January 4, 2009, a Sikorsky S-76C++ helicopter (N748P), operated by PHI, Inc., crashed into swampy terrain just north of the Gulf of Mexico coastline near Morgan City,... more »
  • Two hurt in chopper crash in Gulf off Galveston

    November 2, 2009 8:48 AM

    GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A helicopter crash on takeoff from a platform in the Gulf of Mexico left two men injured and the aircraft in the water. A spokesman for Broussard, La.,-based Rotorcraft Leasing Co., which serves the oil and gas industry, said Monday the cause of the crash is... more »

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