Nation: Beaumont man dies in copter crash
KAPLAN - A low-flying helicopter crashed after striking one of the guy-wires supporting a radio tower in south Louisiana, killing the pilot.
Maxine Trahan, a spokeswoman for the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office, said it happened just before noon Wednesday. The pilot was believed to be the only person aboard the four-seat aircraft. Trahan later identified the pilot, who also owned the Bell 206 helicopter, as Hugh C. Kelley, 66, of Beaumont.