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Helicopter crashes off Louisiana coast

Abbeville, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office in south Louisiana says a helicopter pilot was killed in a crash shortly after taking off from a heliport in the area of Intracoastal City.

A news release said the crash was reported at 8:20 Friday morning. The wreckage was found about a quarter of a mile from the takeoff site.

The release said the helicopter had embarked on a test flight with only the pilot aboard.

Details on the location, the helicopter and the identity of the victim were being withheld while family members were notified.

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