Friday, January 14, 2022

Bell 407, N167RL: Fatal accident occurred January 14, 2022 in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana




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

Rotorcraft crashed under unknown circumstances into a marshy area. 

Rotorcraft Leasing Company LLC



Date: 17-JAN-22
Time: 12:20:00Z
Regis#: N167RL
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 407
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 2
Flight Crew 1
Pax 1
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 135
City: HOUMA
State: LOUISIANA

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation may contact them by email witness@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. You can also call the NTSB Response Operations Center at 844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290. 

 Dylan Horn
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 Dylan Horn and Dana Burt
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The two people killed in a helicopter crash in Lafourche Parish have now been identified.

According to the Lafourche Parish coroner's office, the two men who died in that crash on the morning of January 14, have been identified as 30-year-old Dylan Horn of Panama City, Florida, and 51-year-old Dana Burt of Kaplan, Louisiana.

The crash happened in the marsh near Galliano in southeast Louisiana.

Rotorcraft Leasing Co personnel reportedly notified the USCG that their records confirmed an overdue aircraft matching the description with two people on board.

According to the Lafourche Parish Officials, there were no survivors.

Parish President Archie Chiasson said Friday that it appeared that the helicopter nose-dived during the crash and sunk into the mud after impact.

"There is very little of the rotorcraft above the waterline," he said. "You can tell where some of the floats on the side of the helicopter as well as the tail rudder is sticking out of the mud. Other than that, everything else is non-visible."

Parts of the fuselage as well possible rotor were part of the debris field which Chiasson said was located about 150 yards from crash site.

The National Transportation Safety Board will be conducting an investigation into how the rotorcraft crashed.





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