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Sheriff: Longtime pilot dies in helicopter crash

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Posted: Aug 10, 2014 6:09 PM
Updated: Aug 10, 2014 6:09 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Helicopter, crash, Iberia, Sheriff, Jeanerette, death

JEANERETTE, La. - Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal says an experienced pilot has died in a helicopter crash in the Jeanerette area.

He says in a news release that 60-year-old Kenneth Squires had worked as a cropduster for more than three decades.

Ackal says Squires' Bell 47 helicopter crashed about 10:20 a.m. Sunday near a cane field north of U.S. 90 and west of Hubertville Road.

He says the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

IMAGE: KATC

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