By Colin Campo The Courier

A helicopter crash-landed at the Houma airport Saturday evening after experiencing “mechanical issues and smoke in the cockpit,” the Houma Fire Department said on social media.

The Houma Fire Department, in a Facebook post said they were standing by for a smoking Bristow helicopter to make an emergency landing at the Houma-Terrebonne Airport at approximately 6:14 p.m. Saturday.

With ERA logos and colors on it, the helicopter, an AgustaWestland139, had six occupants onboard, including two pilots and four passengers. It crashed, sliding into the grass during the emergency landing, the post said. Rescue crews evacuated all occupants, the fire department said. The ERA company merged with the Bristow helicopter company in 2020.

Those injured were taken to the hospital by an Acadian Ambulance. The reason for the incident is still under investigation, the fire department said.