Posted: Mar 15, 2013 12:24 PM CDT
Updated: Mar 15, 2013 8:20 PM CDT
GRAND LAKE, LA (KPLC) –
Three people are dead following a helicopter crash near the Calcasieu-Cameron Parish line late Friday morning. It happened in an unpopulated area approximately 5 miles southeast of the Lake Charles Regional Airport at about 11:45 a.m. on Friday.
Cameron Parish authorities identified the victims late Friday afternoon.
According to Sheriff Ron Johnson with the Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office, the deceased are as follows:
William R. Croucher, 69, of California. He was the pilot of the aircraft.
Michael Lee Tyree, 55, of Iowa, La. He was a mechanic with Era Helicopters.
Timothy Llyod Goehring, 41, of Sulphur, La. He was a mechanic with Era Helicopters.