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Crash of a Dornier DO228-101 off Karaikal: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jun 8, 2015 at 2123 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CG761
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Chennai - Chennai
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Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew left Chennai NAS at 1730LT on a maritime patrol mission along the Tamil Nadu coast and over the Palk Bay. The last radio contact was established at 2100LT and the last radar contact was observed at 2123LT. SAR operations were conducted all night long and some debris of the aircraft and all three dead bodies (two pilots and one observer) were found in the morning of the following day, some 95 nautical miles south of Chennai, off the city of Karaikal. The registration is not confirmed yet !