Offshore Helicopter Crash near Sabine Pass, Texas

Sabine Pass, Texas — The U.S. Coast Guard says three people are dead and two missing following a helicopter crash in the Gulf of Mexico. The helicopter had been on its way to an oil rig. A Coast Guard cutter is at the crash site, about two miles off the Texas coast near the town of Sabine Pass. Aerial searches will resume after sunrise.

A spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in Washington says investigators will work with the Federal Aviation Administration to determine the cause of the crash.

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