Crashed Bell 206-L4, 2 Bodies Recovered from Gulf of Mexico

Saturday, June 14, 2014
By George Hatcher

US Coast guardA Bell 206-L4 helicopter crashed in the Gulf of Mexico at South Timbalier Block 317, some 90 miles from Houma, on the afternoon of June 11.

The accident happened when the helicopter was on its way to an oil rig platform, with two people on-board.

The crashed helicopter and 2 dead bodies were recovered after tireless efforts of U.S. Coast Guard first responders and many others on June 13. The names of the deceased have not so far been released.

The helicopter, owned by Westwind Helicopters, was contracted by an oil and gas company, Wood Group, at the time of accident. A spokesperson of the company, Bobbie, confirmed the incident and said “Our thoughts and prayers are with them, their families and friends during this difficult time.”

Westwind Helicopters and NTSB are working to determine the cause of crash.

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