Longtime pilot dies in Iberia Parish helicopter crash

JEANERETTE, La. (AP) - Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal says an experienced pilot has died in a helicopter crash in the Jeanerette area.

He says in a news release that 60-year-old Kenneth Squires had worked as a cropduster for more than three decades.

Ackal says Squires' Bell 47 helicopter crashed about 10:20 a.m. Sunday near a cane field north of U.S. 90 and west of Hubertville Road.

He says the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

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