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Helicopter tragedy in US Gulf. Our sympathies go out to the families of 10 people killed in the recent crash of the Sikorsky 76 helicopter in the Gulf of Mexico, 90 miles off Galveston, Texas. The helicopter, owned by Rowan Co. subsidiary ERA Aviation, with two crew members and eight passengers, departed Scholes field in Galveston at 6:45 p.m., March 23, and was last heard from 27 min. later. Rowan is obviously devastated by this tragic accident, the cause of which has not yet been defined.

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