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.