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Offshore Helicopter Makes Hard Landing at Port Fourchon

By MarEx 2013-12-05 15:18:00

An offshore helicopter made a hard landing at Port Fourchon on Thursday morning.

The Greater Lafourche Port Commission said the chopper, operated by MYU Helicopters, failed its takeoff and crash-landed a few hundred yards away. It was still in the process of taking off and was not more than 30 or 40 feet from the ground at the time of the crash.

The helicopter landed near some housing trailers at the port, but luckily, none of the nine crewmembers onboard was injured. The helicopter was reportedly headed offshore at the time of the incident.

There was a small fuel spill which was contained.