Rene Cognevich Copter crash

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Rene Cognevich Copter crash - Pilot And Three Oil Workers Die In Copter Crash...
Pilot And Three Oil Workers Die In Copter Crash NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 1 Iff")— The pilot and three oil field workers workers died in rough Gulf of Mexico waters early today when a helicopter helicopter crashed eight miles southwest southwest of Grand^Isle, La. Company officials said the helicopter helicopter was making a forced landing. landing. The reason was not determined. determined. Air and sea search craft rescued seven men after a terrifying two hours in the choppy Gulf, buffeted by waves from 20 to 30 miles-an- hour winds. The lost pilot was E. E. Eskridge, Eskridge, formerly of Ventura!, Calif. He lived in a camp at Grand Isle, booming island center of tidelands oil drilling operations on the Gulf of Mexico due south of here. He was employed by Rotor Aids Inc., , operator of the Humble Oil Co. helicopter. The other dead were B. F. Wiley, ,a geologist for Humble, and J. A. Ledet and F. W. Bergeron, em- ployes of Rowan Drilling Co., all of near Golden Meadow, La. The bodies were recovered. Treated at hospitals in nearby Golden Meadow and Raceland for gasoline burns and exposure were George Brosky; John Hall Jr., 32; John Lafort, 23; Roland Boudreaux, Boudreaux, 26; Rastel Hoosier, 23; Rene Cognevich and Donald Morgan, Morgan, all of the coastal area. Humble officials said the 14- place Sikorsky helicopter was on See COPTER, Page 10

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  1. Corsicana Daily Sun,
  2. 01 Feb 1958, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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