Helicopter crashes into Gulf of Mexico, search suspended for missing


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The helicopter took off at about 8:40 a.m. local time from an oil platform about 10 kilometers from the Southwest Channel (stream) at the mouth of the Mississippi River, southeast of New Orleans, after which it crashed. Done.

The US Coast Guard has suspended a search for four people on board a helicopter that crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. Petty Officer Jose Hernandez, spokesman for the Coast Guard’s Eighth District headquarters in New Orleans, said the search team would not resume the search until it had new information. “Suspending a search is always a difficult decision,” said Lt Commodore Kevin Keefe, Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator (Coast Guard).

The helicopter took off at about 8:40 a.m. local time from an oil platform about 10 kilometers from the Southwest Channel (stream) at the mouth of the Mississippi River, southeast of New Orleans, after which it crashed. Done. It had a pilot and three oil workers. Helicopters usually operate to transport workers between the site and the bay. Hernandez said weather did not appear to be responsible for the accident, as there were no reports of storms in the area on Thursday. The National Transportation Safety Board said it is investigating the accident. Coast Guard crews searched an 180-square-mile area for eight hours, using boats and helicopters, but turned up no leads.

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