NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard crews responded to a commercial helicopter crash, from Rotorcraft Leasing Co, Friday near Galliano, Louisiana.
U.S. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received notification around 10 a.m. from a good Samaritan of a helicopter reportedly going down in the marsh.
Rotocraft Leasing Co personnel notified Sector New Orleans that their records confirmed an overdue aircraft matching the description with two people aboard.
Sector New Orleans coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew and a Coast Guard Station Grand Isle 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boatcrew to assist.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office officials are currently conducting an investigation at what is believed to be the aircraft’s debris field that was first identified by the Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin SRR helicopter aircrew.
The U.S. Coast Guard, Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, Lafourche Parish Fire Department and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries responded to the incident.
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