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Helicopter pilot killed in Acadia crash

2 years ago October 10, 2012 Oct 10, 2012 Wednesday, October 10 2012 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 1:11:59 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

KAPLAN - A low-flying helicopter crashed after striking one of the guy-wires supporting a radio tower in rural south Louisiana, killing the pilot.

Maxine Trahan (Trah' Hahn), a spokeswoman for the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office, said it happened just before noon Wednesday. The pilot was believed to be the only person aboard the four-seat aircraft. His identity has not been released.

There were no injuries on the ground.

The tower is located on farm land near Crowley. Trahan says the tower appeared stable after the crash but non-essential personnel were being kept away while authorities determined whether it was safe.

Trahan says it was unclear why the pilot was flying so low. After striking the support wire, the helicopter crashed roughly 250 yards from the tower.

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