The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office reports that a helicopter crashed, taking the life of the pilot, Kenneth E. Squires.

Deputies were called out the crash site near Highway 90 and Hubertville Road in the Jeanerette area around 10:20 Sunday morning.

First responders found the Bell 47 crop-dusting helicopter had crashed near a cane filed in the area west of Hubertville Road.

The pilot was pronounced dead at the scene by the Iberia Parish Coroner.

Two people from the Federal Aviation Administration began their preliminary investigation today into the cause of the crash.

Squires was a long-time pilot from Jeanerette who had been crop-dusting for more than 30 years.