Mon, Feb 12, 2007
Coast Guard And Others Mounting Search
ANN has learned a chopper crashed during a landing attempt
on an oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico at
approximately 08:30 local Monday.
According to a National Weather Service notification report on
the accident -- sent in by an ANN News Spy -- the aircraft was a
Eurocopter EC120B operated by Era Helicopters of Lake Charles,
LA. (File photo of type above.)
According to FAA records, the chopper was owned by CFS Air,
a limited liability company of Connecticut registry.
An Associated Press report of the crash says the crew of two are
listed as missing, while the NWS report say both died.
According to the Associated Press, the US Coast Guard dispatched
a search and rescue chopper from its New Orleans station, and a jet
from its Aviation Training Center in Mobile, AL, and is working
with "good samaritans" and the company in the search effort.
ANN will post more details on this story as they become
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