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Update: Funeral arrangements announced for Beaumont helicopter pilot

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UPDATE:  Funeral arrangements have been made for a Beaumont helicopter pilot who died in an accident earlier this week.

Hugh Clifton Kelley, 66, of Beaumont, died in a helicopter crash Wednesday.

A gathering of Mr. Kelley's family and friends will be from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Sunday, October 14, 2012, at Broussard's located at 2000 McFaddin Avenue in Beaumont.  His funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 15, 2012 at Wesley United Methodist Church located at 3810 North Major Drive in Beaumont

Internment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

According to our affiliate at KATC, officials say Kelley's helicopter crashed into guy wires near a radio tower.  He was the only person on board the helicopter during the accident.

Officials also say the helicopter was registered to Pintail Lodge of Beaumont. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

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