US-Louisiana Accidents

14-Dec-21 N150AS Bell 407 LaPlace, US-Louisiana (1F)

Helicopter crashed on the eastbound carriageway of the Bonnet Carré Spillway Bridge on Interstate 10.  Aircraft was observed flying low, consistent with low cloud base and low visibility at the time.  Helicopter took out some powerlines, causing 20,000 people to be without electricity.  The helicopter was on fire post impact and completely burned out, as... Read more

18-Oct-21 N7530E Robinson R44 Homer, US-Louisiana

Emergency landing in field due to engine issues.  FAA report damage level “unknown”... Read more

06-Oct-21 N373SP Bell 206B Gonzales, US-Louisiana

FAA state this was due to loss of tail rotor effectiveness The State Police pilot, who was not identified, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.  Press report says State Police report helicopter seriously damaged... Read more

03-Jun-21 N41G Hughes TH-55A Monroe, US-Louisiana

FAA “Helicopter went into a tail spin on landing and hit hard on the grass”... Read more

09-Dec-19 N79LP Bell 407 Grand Isle, US-Louisiana (2F)

Aircraft crashed in the Gulf of Mexico under unknown circumstances. The last known position was 13 nm W of Southwest Pass, Louisiana as they transiting from one off-shore platform to another.... Read more

08-Nov-17 N138WH Hughes 500D Sulphur, US-Louisiana (2F)

Two men working on power lines from the helicopter,  and  heir safety harness failed because it had been rubbing against the power lines causing it to “snap” the release from Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reportedly said.  Both men fell about 100 feet to their deaths from the helicopter – they were later named as Nicholas Gamalski,... Read more

10-Jun-17 N7482F Hughes 300C Tallulah, US-Louisiana

Substantially damaged by ground resonance... Read more

08-Jun-15 N501PH Bell 407 Fresh Water City, US-Louisiana

Emergency landing in marsh area.  Boom damaged... Read more

20-Feb-15 N802SM AgustaWestland AW119Ke Houma, US-Louisiana

Uncommanded left yaw, diverted and landed at Dulac Heliport... Read more

10-Aug-14 N4690 Bell 47G-2 Jeanerette, US-Louisiana (1F)

Crashed on the edge of a sugar cane field killing pilot Kenneth E. Squires, age 60.  Five years ago age 55 the pilot was quoting himself as having flown 19,000 hours... Read more

05-Dec-13 N707MY Sikorsky S76B Port Fourchon, US-Louisiana

Heavy wheel-up landing following sudden wind-shift on take-off... Read more

09-Nov-13 N911KB Eurocopter EC135P1 Shreveport, US-Louisiana

Pilot and two engineers uninjured in crash on post-maintenance test flight.  Helicopter ended up on its side.  Helicopter is contracted to Shreveport-based Life Air Rescue... Read more

03-Nov-12 Bell 206L Bienville, US-Louisiana

Emergency landing after bird strike – EMS unit “Pafford AirOne” with patient on board.  We believe they operate either/both of LongRanger 4 N1813 (52335) and LongRanger 3 N3180L (51055)... Read more

22-Oct-12 N385RH AgustaWestland AW139 Houma, US-Louisiana

Substantially damaged in landing accident, reports FAA.  Other reports suggest it was taking off, started spinning left and was put down hurriedly, wheels collapsed and it ended up on its belly between parking spot rows A and B... Read more

10-Oct-12 N333DR Bell 206B Lyons Point, US-Louisiana (1F)

Helicopter crashed after hitting guy wire of radio tower.  Sole occupant pilot (named as Hugh Clifton Kelley) killed... Read more

05-Oct-12 N406AL Bell 407 Intracoastal City, US-Louisiana (1F)

From a Bristow press release:-  A Bristow Bell 407  operating near Intracoastal City, Louisiana was involved in a fatal accident at approximately 8:00 a.m. CDT . Local press reported poor visibility.  The pilot was the only person onboard – later named as Carl Amos, from Corpus Christi, Texas... Read more

07-Jul-12 N565LH Schweizer 300C Shreveport, US-Louisiana

Unknown circumstances, according to FAA records... Read more

09-Apr-12 N1813 Bell 206L4 Bossier City, US-Louisiana

Emergency landing at Barksdale AFB after suspected bird strike.  Registration assumed as news received by HeliHub showed operator name as “Pafford EMS helicopter” and this LongRanger flies as “Pafford Air One“... Read more

19-Jan-12 N369TL Robinson R44 St Mary Parish, US-Louisiana (2K)

Crashed in marshy area, killing both POB.   pilot named as Jason McKean, 40,  and passenger Lanny Ledet, 43.... Read more

13-Apr-11 N887T Bell B206 Venice, US-Louisiana

Water taxying on floats, turned sideways and fell onto its side... Read more

10-Apr-11 N372LE Robinson R22 Lake Charles, US-Louisiana

Destroyed in hard landing (per FAA), but “There was only moderate damage to the aircraft and no damage to the runway or any impact on our commercial operations,” according to airport director Heath Allen.... Read more

24-Mar-11 N32041 Bell B206L3 off Baton Rouge, US-Gulf of Mexico

Crashed into the water, unknown circumstances... Read more

17-Mar-11 N11CU Hiller UH-12D Jennings, US-Louisiana

Gusty winds caught helicopter while in a low level hover and it ended up on its side.  Pilot was Charles Williams, 42, of Anacoco, and passenger was Pat Austin, 39, of Leesville... Read more

22-Feb-11 N2611 Bell B206L-1 Abbeville, US-Louisiana

Emergency landing on road during post-maintenance check flight.  No injuries or damage... Read more

6-Sep-09 N131EH Eurocopter Bo105 Schreiver, US-Louisiana

6-Sep-09 N131EH Eurocopter Bo105 Schreiver, US-Louisiana... Read more

11-Jun-09 N518RL Bell B206 Baton Rouge, US-Louisiana

11-Jun-09 N518RL Bell B206 Baton Rouge, US-Louisiana... Read more

4-May-09 N164RL Bell B407 nr Baton Rouge, US-Louisiana

4-May-09 N164RL Bell B407 nr Baton Rouge, US-Louisiana... Read more

2-Mar-09 N401RL Bell B206L3 Galliano, US-Louisiana

2-Mar-09 N401RL Bell B206L3 Galliano, US-Louisiana... Read more

20-Feb-09 N9AT Bell B206 Abbeville, US-Louisiana

20-Feb-09 N9AT Bell B206 Abbeville, US-Lousiana... Read more

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