DESOTO PARISH, LOUISIANA (February 15, 2017) – A Texas couple has been identified as the two people killed in a tragic helicopter crash on Wednesday, according to a local news source. (map)
The FAA says it first lost contact with the Bell B429 around 12:20 am on Wednesday, February 15th. The helicopter had taken off from the Shrevetown Downtown Airport, and was on its way to Center, Texas carrying two people. After the helicopter disappeared, a search effort began and the wreckage was located around 1:00 pm.
Terry Bailey and Pam Bailey were positively identified as the two people tragically killed in the helicopter crash. The Baileys owned several businesses in Center, including a deer farm and High Roller Wells, a water disposal company for oil and gas corporations. They are survived by two children and four grandchildren.
The helicopter was reportedly registered to an owner in Center, TX. Concerns have been raised over how long it took to find the crashed helicopter, when most modern aircraft have an Emergency Locater Transmitter that is intended to signal the nearest air control tower when involved in a crash. These locators are intended to be inspected for battery life at each major inspection. The investigation into the helicopter crash is ongoing at this time.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends of the Bailey’s as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.