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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 24 March 2015
Time:ca 22:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228-201
Operator:Indian Naval Air Arm
Registration: IN240
C/n / msn: HAL4079
First flight: 1996
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:46 km (28.8 mls) SW off Goa, India (   Indian Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Goa-INS Hansa (VOGO), India
Destination airport:Goa-INS Hansa (VOGO), India
Narrative:
A Dornier 228 surveillance aircraft operated by the Indian Naval Air Arm crashed into the Indian Ocean, 46 km off the coast of Goa, India. There were three crew members on board. One was rescued, one was found dead and another crew member was still missing as of March 26.
The aircraft, attached to the 310 Naval Air Squadron, took off from INS Hansa at 18:30 hours local time on a training mission. Contact was lost at 22:08 hours.

Sources:
» Indian Express
» Zeenews
» NDTV
» Indian Navy


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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