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Early report cites no cause for Louisiana helicopter crash

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A report shows a helicopter clipped trees before crashing into a Louisiana lake.

The Feb. 15 accident killed the chopper's owner, 54-year-old Terry Glenn Bailey, and his 57-year-old wife, Pamela Jo Bailey. They lived in Center, Texas.

The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report cites no cause of the crash at Wallace Lake in DeSoto Parish. It says clouds were low and Bailey was flying without a flight plan.

The report says the crash left a crater near lake's edge, with debris scattered for 200 feet, and that at least part of the helicopter burned on the ground.

Bailey owned an oil service company.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the helicopter left Shreveport Downtown Airport and was headed to Center. The couple earlier visited the Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City.

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