Erickson pilot who died in crash was from Mississippi

A Mississippi man has been identified as the Erickson Air-Crane pilot who died Friday in a crash in Malaysia.

The Central Point helicopter maker said William Charles Scott of Meridian, Miss., was flying the Sikorsky aircraft. Co-pilot David William Bergin of Bend survived and was taken to a hospital in Miri, Malaysia.

No details of the crash were released.

Erickson said Malaysian authorities as well as its own staff were investigating the crash. The company said it is arranging for Scott's remains to be returned to his family.

— Greg Stiles

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