ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 186504
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Time:10:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS55 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 355F2 Ecureuil II
Owner/operator:Deccan Aviation
Registration: VT-DAY
MSN: 5494
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Discoverer Oil Rig offshore Kakinada -   India
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Discoverer Oil Rig
Destination airport:Kakinada
While taking off from the Rig the aft end portion of the RH skid of the helicopter got hooked to the net laid down on the surface of the Rig. On pull up, during take off, the helicopter rolled to the right and impacted the ground on the right side. Main rotor blades got entangled with the perimeter fencing and were sheared off. The helicopter was substantially damaged but the crew escaped with minor injuries.



Revision history:

17-Apr-2016 15:39 Aerossurance Added

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2022 Flight Safety Foundation

701 N. Fairfax St., Ste. 250
Alexandria, Virginia 22314