Rene COgnevich Jr plane crash
Four Die in Plane Crash NEW ORLEANS J - The pilot and three oil field workers died in rough Gulf of Mexico waters early Saturday when a helicopter crashed tvo miles south of Granc Isle, La. Air and sea search craft res cued seven other men after a rifying two hours in the choppy gulf, buffeted by waves from 20- to-30-mile-an-hour winds. The lost pilot was E.E. Esk ridge, formerly of Ventura, Calif He was employed by Rotor Aids Inc.. operator of the Humble Oil Co. helicopter. Olher dead were B.F. Wiley, a geologist for Humble Oil Co., and J.A. Ledct and F.W. Bergeron, employes of Rowan Drilling Co., all of near GoMen Meadow, La. Treated at hospitals for gaso- i, line burns and exposure were: ' George Borsky, John Hall Jr., 32, John Lafmrl, 23, Roland Boudreaux, 26, Raslel Hoosier, 23, Rene Cognevich and Donald Morgan, all o( the coastal area. Humble officials said the 14- place Sikorsky helicopter was on a return flight from an oil drilling rig nine miles oft Grand Isle.