Helicopter Crash Claims Two Lives

St. Mary Parish - FAA confirms two dead, chopper registered to Houma company, federal investigators being dispatched.

Two people died after a helicopter crashed Thursday morning. The helicopter, a Robinson R-44, is registered to Cenac Marine Services in Houma.

The helicopter crashed into Wax Lake, which is south of Morgan City.

Several fishermen and hunters called 911 after spotting the helicopter on fire in the water.

The names of the victims have not yet been released. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Department has multiple boats on the water at the crash site. They are using a boat launch at Cabot Corporation, about seven miles from the site. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says federal investigators will be dispatched to the scene.

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