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Helicopter crash near Main Pass in Plaquemines Parish

Coast Guard assists rescue of 1 near Venice

Inflatables keep a helicopter upright following a crash in the Gulf of Mexico, Oct. 9, 2013. A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 helicopter and crew assisted in the rescue and transport of one person. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

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Coast Guard assists rescue of 1 near Venice

Inflatables keep a helicopter at the water’s surface following a crash in the Gulf of Mexico, Oct. 9, 2013. A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 helicopter and crew assisted in the rescue and transport of one person. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed into Main Pass south of Venice in Plaquemines Parish has died, according to KATC-TV.

Two of the passengers were injured, one with a reported back injury. One final person aboard the helicopter did not report any injuries.

Acadian Air transported the two injured people to the LSU Medical Center, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Capture2The U.S. Coast Guard tells WGNO News that a helicopter has crashed near Main Pass, off the Mississippi River south of Venice in Plaquemines Parish.

Four people were rescued by an offshore supply vessel. Two of the people rescued were Medi-Vac’d to LSU Medical Center.

The Coast Guard did not give specifics about the victims’ conditions or the origination or destintation of the helicopter.

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