NTSB Investigates Fatal Helicopter Crash Along Texas Gulf Coast

March 9, 2023

SEADRIFT, Texas (AP) – A helicopter crash along the Texas Gulf Coast killed two people, according to the local sheriff.

The Robinson R44 helicopter was flying from Port O’Connor to the Calhoun County- Port Lavaca Airport about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Port O’Connor when it crashed Monday night, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

The crash occurred in Seadrift, about 7 miles (11 kilometers) west of Port O’Connor.

Calhoun County Sheriff Bobbie Vickery said the male pilot and a female passenger died as the result of the crash.

The NTSB did not immediately return a message for comment Wednesday.