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News-Press from Fort Myers, Florida • Page 47

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THE NEWS-PRESS, LOCAL STATE, SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2006 B15 HELICOPTER CRASH Feds try to piece together deadly flight SD 1 iMm. (mm 4 fat flfrl il'llii 4 Maj. John Dennis, Jackson County Sheriff's spokesman, said Thursday investigators were uncertain whether the helicopter departed from Arkansas or Louisiana. "We are trying to piece all of that together," he said. He said it appeared the men were delivering the helicopter to its owner in Palm Beach.

Rescuers initially began searching for the crash in the wrong area, two counties away near Tallahassee. The aircraft didn't file a flight plan with the FAA, but FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said family members who called the agency Tuesday to report the missing aircraft indicated the it was supposed to be traveling from Tallahassee to North Ridge and Cypress. Investigators are awaiting medical examiner's report, but Dennis said it appeared all three died on impact. "We had terrible, terrible weather here Sunday night, real bad storms," he said. National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Jeffery Kennedy said an official determination of the cause of the crash will take six to nine months to compile.

According to the FAA's online registry, the aircraft is registered to Francisco Rodriguez of Belle Glade in Palm Beach County. Brian Parker of Jupiter and Walter B. Wilkinson of Belle Grade are listed as the helicopter's other owners, according to FAA records. The Associated Press GRAND RiDGE Federal investigators tried to piece together the last hours of a helicopter flight that ended in a deadly crash, which went undiscovered for three days. Michael Ray Parker, 47, of Hunter, his son, Michael Gerald Parker, 25, of Hunter, and Robert Hall Mason, 28, of Brinkley, all died in the crash according to the Jackson County sheriff's office and Bob Neal Sons Funeral Homes of Brinkley.

The bodies were pulled from the wreckage Wednesday. The aircraft had been missing since Sunday night when it crashed in a wooded area south of Interstate 10 in Jackson County. County Airport in Palm Beach County. Dennis said confusion occurred because an area Wal-Mart was one of the places the helicopter stopped Sunday evening. The helicopter also stopped at an Interstate 10 truck stop for refueling, he said.

"They either radioed or called someone on a cell phone and said they were at a Wal-Mart near Tallahassee," he said. Wednesday, a Jackson County resident reported hearing an explosion last Sunday near Grand Ridge. With the report of an explosion and an FAA message alert about the missing helicopter, deputies found the helicopter wreckage south of Interstate 10, in a remote, swampy area between Grand r- I I SPECIAL FARE JUST 3 HOUSES TO KEY WEST! GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN! Air Conditioned Cabins With Satellite TVs, Full Galley Bar. Group Rates Available I I I I I Rfiimn trip Limited time offer. I I I 'Minimum 8 day advance purchase No other otters valid Certain A 0INL restrictions apply.

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