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FAA: Helicopter carrying 3 people crashes in Louisiana

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BOUTTE, La. -

Authorities say a helicopter carrying three people has crashed in south Louisiana.
  
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro says the Hughes 369 helicopter crashed about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southwest of New Orleans on Sunday morning. The names of those aboard the helicopter have not been released. Molinaro says he doesn't know the extent of injuries.
  
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office says the helicopter went down in a wooded area near the community of Boutte.
  
The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known.
  
Molinary says the National Transportation Safety Board is on the scene investigating the crash.
  
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This story has been corrected to show FAA now saying three people were aboard helicopter, not four people as local reports stated earlier.

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