The names of Dean Lee Felterman and Mufid Jabour, the two men who died in a plane crash at Harry P. Williams Memorial Airport on Thursday, have been released by the St. Mary Coroner Dr. Eric Melancon. Felterman, 69, was a boat broker, Jabour, 48, was a licensed pilot and a tax preparer in Denham Springs, according to his Facebook account.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating the cause of the crash, which occurred at 3:11 p.m. on Thursday and sparked a fire that was extinguished by local fire departments. NTSB investigators arrived at the scene on Friday and will collect various data and records related to the flight, the aircraft, the pilot and the weather conditions. A preliminary report will be issued within two weeks, but the final determination may take up to two years, as per the NTSB website.
The plane involved in the crash was a Cessna 414, a twin-engine model that has been in service since 1968 with several modifications over the years. The plane was registered to MJ Aviation in Denham Springs and was manufactured in 1973, according to KLFY in Lafayette and the Federal Aviation Administration’s online database.