Body of helicopter pilot recovered in Gulf of Mexico www.privateofficer.com
New Orleans LA May 30 2012 - The US Coast Guard confirmed the body of a pilot whose helicopter crashed into the Gulf of Mexico has been found.
Officials reported divers from a response vessel found the body inside the cockpit.
The pilot’s identity has not been released.
The chopper went down Monday afternoon about 35 miles off the coast of Grand Isle.
The helicopter, which is owned by PHI Inc., is used to ferry workers to and from oil rigs and platforms.
PHI is based out of Lafayette.
The cause of the crash has not been determined.