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 seen in the image below.  NTSB confirmed the helicopter type as a Bell 407.  Local press report the pilot was the only person on board, and received fatal injuries

Image published by Louisiana State Police
https://twitter.com/LAStatePolice/status/1470832659131781131

 

Date:
14 December, 2021
Reg:
N150AS
Make:
Bell
Model:
B407
MSN:
54658
Location:
Bonnet Carré Spillway Bridge on Interstate 10, approx 8 miles north west of New Orleans Airport, nr LaPlace
Country:
US-Louisiana
Civil / Military:
Civil
Fatalities:
1
Link:
https://www.fox8live.com/2021/12/14/helicopter-crash-closes-i-10-bonnet-carre-spillway/
Link:
https://www.katc.com/news/covering-louisiana/helicopter-crashes-on-i-10-at-bonne-carre-spillway-bridge
Link:
https://www.kfyrtv.com/2021/12/14/helicopter-crashes-interstate-louisiana/

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