PATTERSON, La. (KLFY) — A plane crashed near Zenor Road in Patterson Thursday afternoon.
At 3:11 p.m., a Cessna 414 crashed into a field near the Patterson Airport for unknown reasons. The incident occurred 300 feet short of the airport’s Runway 6, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
NTSB records show the plane is registered to MJ Aviation LLC in Denham Springs. Flight records show the plane left Louisiana Regional Airport in Gonzales at 2:56 p.m. and crashed 15 minutes later.
NTSB said the crash led to a post-impact fire. Investigators from NTSB are currently on site to investigate the accident. The bodies of Dean Lee Felterman, 69, of Patterson and Mufid Jabour, 48, of Denham Springs were recovered, a release from the St. Mary Parish Coroner’s Office said.
The investigation begins with NTSB documenting the scene and examining the aircraft, which will then be taken to a secure place for further analysis.
This is an ongoing investigation, and more information will be shared when available.