09-Oct-13 N54LP Bell 206L3 US-Gulf of Mexico (1F)

Helicopter took off from platform Main Pass 107 and crashed straight into the water.  Pilot (named here as Patrick Becnel) fatally injured, three passengers (employees of Wood Group) rescued by USCG helicopter – two seriously injured and one uninjured.  Popout floats were deployed but helicopter turned over and was suspended under water by the floats

Date:
9 October, 2013
Reg:
N54LP
Make:
Bell
Model:
B206
MSN:
51466
Location:
30 miles northeast of Venice in Block 108
Country:
US-Gulf of Mexico
Civil / Military:
Civil
Fatalities:
1
Operator:
Panther-Helicopters
Link:
http://www.katc.com/news/four-rescued-from-offshore-helicopter-crash/
Link:
http://www.katc.com/news/panther-helicopters-operating-the-helicopter-involved-in-crash/
Link:
http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20131009X50051&key=1

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