3 dead in Louisiana helicopter crash
CAMERON, La. - Three people died in a helicopter crash Friday in a remote area of southwestern Louisiana's Cameron Parish.
Sheriff Ron Johnson said the crash was reported at 11:45 a.m. Friday. A pilot and two passengers were aboard the helicopter and all three died.
The helicopter was owned by Era Helicopters LLC, which has headquarters in Lake Charles. Company spokesman Tim O'Leary said the helicopter was an S-76A++ model. Company literature describes it as a 12-passenger, twin-engine aircraft.
O'Leary declined to give details, including the takeoff point or destination, because the crash is under investigation.
Johnson said federal authorities were at the crash site Friday afternoon.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
In budget crunch, state agencies leaving money unclaimed
Judges accused of wrongdoing to appear before the Supreme Court
Tornado victims counting on FEMA assistance; it's not coming
Lawmaker shelves bill to give police access to locked phones
First responders desribe Livingston crash as worst in decade