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

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