UPDATE: Victims In Louisiana Helicopter Crash Identified

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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UPDATE: Friday, March 15, 2013

Three people have been killed in a helicopter crash in a remote area of southwestern Louisiana.

The crash in Cameron Parish happened around 11:45 a.m. Friday during a maintenance test flight of the helicopter. A pilot and two mechanics were killed. Cameron Sheriff Ron Johnson identified the pilot as a 69-year-old California man, William R. Croucher; 55-year-old Michael Lee Tyree of Iowa (EYE' oh WAY'), La., and 41-year-old Timothy Lloyd Goehring of Sulphur, La., also died.

Johnson said the helicopter was owned by Era Helicopters LLC.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the aircraft crashed about 30 minutes after taking off from Lake Charles, La.

Johnson said the FAA was on the scene Friday afternoon.

A spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board said that agency would investigate and would likely be on the scene Saturday.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Three people have been killed in a helicopter crash in a remote area of southwestern Louisiana.

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. All three died.

Johnson said the helicopter was owned by Era Helicopters LLC. A company spokesman said more information would be released later.

Johnson said the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash, which occurred southeast of the Lake Charles airport.


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