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.