The US Coast Guard has confirmed that the pilot of an offshore helicopter that was on its way to a rig to fetch workers has died in a crash in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana.
The helicopter was on its way to a rig when it went down in the Gulf of Mexico. Only the pilot was on board at the time. At the time of the crash, the helicopter was very near the rig it was headed toward. The Helicopter was owned by PHI Inc.
A volunteer dive team quickly recovered the body of the pilot after the crash. The Coast Guard does not believe that poor visibility was a factor here. PHI has also not released any official statement about the crash.