Ministry of Defense of India: helicopter fell into the Arabian Sea

Indian Ministry of Defense reports a helicopter crash. The crash occurred off the west coast of India in the Arabian Sea. According to the statements of the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of India, Sitanshu Kara, the helicopter was flying a civilian flight from the oil platform of ONGC Corporation. The flight took place at night.


To the crash site of the helicopter came several ships and boats of the Coast Guard of India. The destroyer Mumbai was also spotted in the disaster area. It is reported that in the helicopter there were two pilots, both are missing.

The report of the Ministry of Defense of India says that the crash suffered a multi-purpose helicopter "Dolphin" of French production. It is noteworthy that this is already the second accident of a similar helicopter in India over the past three months. TASS writes that the previous accident occurred in India 4 August. Then the 4 man died.

Ministry of Defense of India: helicopter fell into the Arabian Sea


From the characteristics of the Dolphin helicopter one of the modifications:

empty mass - 3128 kg,
maximum take-off weight - 4300 kg,
main rotor diameter - 11,9 m,
maximum speed - 324 km / h,
ceiling - about 5,4 thousand meters.
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  1. aszzz888 5 November 2015 09: 40 New
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    Do French helicopters often fall in India?
    1. WUA 518 5 November 2015 10: 08 New
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      Quote: aszzz888
      Do French helicopters often fall in India?

      The company that produces this Eurocopter, a French-German helicopter, is part of the Airbus Group holding. The missing Dolphin helicopter belongs to the state-owned transport company Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd, which specializes in passenger transportation. This is the second helicopter crash of this company in recent times. On August 4 this year, her helicopter crashed in eastern India, killing 4 people.
      1. crazyrom 5 November 2015 19: 36 New
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        The main thing is not our helicopter!
        This automatically increases the chances of our technology and reduces the chances of French technology.
  2. PlotnikoffDD 5 November 2015 09: 41 New
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    (sarcasm) another lie? any liberal will tell you that planes and helicopters are falling only here.
  3. navara399 5 November 2015 09: 42 New
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    Again, the French lay in India.
    Hindus note Russia is closer, cheaper and more reliable.
  4. roskot 5 November 2015 09: 44 New
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    Everyone falls, but for some reason the French more often.
  5. Maksus 5 November 2015 09: 54 New
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    Hope the pilots are alive. And technology is a business. Although somehow the Indians have been very emergency lately.
  6. Tor5
    Tor5 5 November 2015 10: 21 New
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    It’s a pity to the Hindus, because almost allies ... and just humanly.
  7. quote 5 November 2015 10: 25 New
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    Quote: Maksus
    Although somehow the Indians have been very emergency lately.

    And all in a row! So it turns out that the question of technology in the second place?
    So why should they buy at an "overpriced" (does not mean the best in terms of performance) price?
    Okay, and this question will "settle down" over time. The number of broken "glasses" nears the end of the "booze"? (Buying equipment from different manufacturers and not compatible with logic?)
  8. bmv04636 5 November 2015 10: 45 New
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    The trend in India, for some reason, everything is falling, maybe it’s not the technology, is it?