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  • Helicopter Crash identified as long-time pilot

    August 10, 2014 5:19 PM

    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... more »
  • New Details Released About Pilot in Crash Play Video

    October 10, 2013 9:44 PM

    The investigation continues into why a helicopter crashed in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday morning. The crash happened about 30 miles northeast of Venice. Four people were on board and all were taken to the LSU Medical Center in New Orleans. Two people have injuries and are still in... more »
  • Pilot's Name Released in Fatal Helicopter Crash

    October 10, 2013 1:20 PM

    The Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office is releasing the name of the pilot who died in a helicopter crash Wednesday morning. Chief Medicolegal Death Investigator Mark Bone says 47-year-old Patrick Becnel from Belle Chase died after crashing in the Gulf of Mexico about 30 miles northeast of Venice. In... 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 10:39 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 told KFDM-TV that the accident happened Wednesday morning when a refueling hose apparently was still attached to the 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 2 hurt in chopper crash in Gulf off Galveston

    November 2, 2009 8:28 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 sought.... more »

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