One dead, another missing after helicopter crash in Lafourche Parish
LAFOURCHE - Deputies with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office assisted several agencies in recovery efforts after a helicopter crash Sunday.
Bristow Group Inc. confirmed one of its helicopters crashed at about 12 p.m. in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the company the aircraft, a Bell 407, was operating between Galliano and Venice, Louisiana.
LPSO responded to assist several agencies in the recovery efforts of a helicopter crash in the South Lafourche area earlier today. Here is the latest information from @Bristow_Group. https://t.co/2RBnntk0Ss— Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office (@LafourcheSO) March 11, 2019
Officials say the aircraft was carrying one passenger and a pilot at the time of the crash. The company confirmed Monday the pilot's body was recovered. There is no word on the condition of the passenger.
The pilot was a valued member of the Bristow team. Out of respect for the family’s wishes, we are not releasing the name of our pilot at this time.
Bristow extends our deepest condolences to both families impacted by this accident.
Neither the company nor authorities have released the cause of the crash.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
A federally-backed mass vaccination site opened up at Bon Carre Business Center...
Residents along the Amite River have been dealing with flooded roads since...
Local restaurants struggling to hire employees as business increases
COAST GUARD: Two more unresponsive crew members recovered from capsized lift boat...
Woman's missing unemployment benefits may have gone to wrong bank account
Southern Wins Third Straight Bayou Classic
White squad edges Purple in LSU Spring game
'We have a plan': Coach O quiet on how Title IX scandal...
Southeastern regains sole possession of first place in Southland standings with win...
Max Johnson in the mix for LSU starting quarterback job