Plane Crash Kills Popular Louisiana Fishing Guide and Injures Two Others

Texas Take News
Staff Reports 

New Orleans—The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed Sunday evening that they are investigating a plane crash offshore of Louisiana near Chandeleur Sound. Officials on scene have confirmed that one person was killed and two others injured after a charter fishing plane crashed near Chandeleur Sound Sunday afternoon. 

The Coast Guard confirmed that all three were taken to University Medical Center in New Orleans. A spokesperson for the Coast Guard said one of the passengers was conscious when found and the other was not.

The Coast Guard confirmed the identity of the deceased as being charter captain Theophile Bourgeois of Baritaria, Louisiana. The identity of the others was not immediately known. 

Bourgeois founded a popular guide service in 1992 and offered overnight and day fishing trips to the popular Chandeleur and Gosier islands. 


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