04-Nov-15 VT-PWF Airbus AS365N3 off Mumbai, India (2F)

04-Nov-15 VT-PWF Airbus AS365N3 off Mumbai, India (2F)

Crashed into sea on night training flight.  Helicopter was operating a training flight for night recency and took-off from rig “WIS”. While landing at “RONTAP MEYER” it met with an accident. After impact ELT was triggered. Cockpit door found at the last known position during SAR.

Pilots named here as TK Guha and Eeso Samuel – the latter with over 20,000 flying hours according to this article and it was reportedly his last flight before retirement

Date
November 4, 2015
Reg
VT-PWF
Make
Eurocopter
Model
AS365
MSN
6946
Location
close to Rontap Meyer rig, 100 miles off Mumbai
Country
India
CivilMilitary
Civil
Fatal
2
Operator
Pawan-Hans
Link 3
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Crashed-Pawan-Hans-choppers-captain-was-among-most-experienced-in-world/articleshow/49679586.cms

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