2 dead in helicopter crash, flying from Florida to Nevada
HOSSTON, La. (AP) ” The Caddo Parish sheriff’s office says two people died when their refurbished helicopter crashed in dense woods in rural northwest Louisiana during a trip from Florida to a Nevada flight training school owned by one of the occupants.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick identifies them as 24-year-old Jeffery Daniel Legro and 36-year-old Joseph Benjamin Grammer, the owner of Leading Edge Rotor Craft in Boulder City, Nev.
Chadwick says people near Hosston reported hearing a low aircraft and then a crash Wednesday night.
Sheriff’s Lt. John Fourcade says Legro and Grammer picked up the Fairchild-Hiller 1100 on Wednesday from Van Nevel Helicopters in Century, Florida.
The National Transportation Safety Board is sending investigators.