Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Bell 407, N662RL: Accident occurred September 25, 2021 at Harry P. Williams Memorial Airport (KPTN), Patterson, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Rotorcraft Leasing Company LLC


Location: Patterson, LA 
Accident Number: CEN21LA456
Date & Time: September 25, 2021, 07:00 Local
Registration: N662RL
Aircraft: Bell 407 
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air taxi & commuter - Non-scheduled

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bell 
Registration: N662RL
Model/Series: 407 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built:
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Commuter air carrier (135)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPTN,9 ft msl 
Observation Time: 07:01 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C /14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 200 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 1.25 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Departure Point: Patterson, LA 
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude:  29.709043,-91.335891 (est)

N662RL was lifting off for departure and drifted backwards into N668RL.

Date: 25-SEP-21
Time: 12:00:00Z
Regis#: N662RL
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 407
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: CORPORATE
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: ROTORCRAFT LEASING
City: PATTERSON
State: LOUISIANA

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

N668RL was struck by N662RL.

GM Leasing Company LLC


Date: 25-SEP-21
Time: 12:00:00Z
Regis#: N668RL
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 407
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: CORPORATE
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator:
City: PATTERSON
State: LOUISIANA

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