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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 8 June 2015
Time:ca 21:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic D228 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 228
Operator:Indian Coast Guard
Registration: CG-791
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:30 km (18.8 mls) off Pichavaram (   Indian Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chennai Airport (MAA/VOMM), India
Destination airport:Chennai Airport (MAA/VOMM), India
Narrative:
A Dornier 228 operated by the Indian Coast Guard went missing over sea during a surveillance mission.
The aircraft took off from Chennai Airport, India at 17:30 hours local time. The flight was to fly up to the Palk Bay area, around 170 nautical miles from Chennai. Last radio contact was on the return leg at 21:00 hours and it was last seen on radar at 21:23 hours , 95 NM south off Chennai when flying at 9000 feet.
The missing Dornier was the latest induction in ICG, in 2014, according to defence spokesman Sitanshu Kar.

The Dornier was located on July 10, at a depth of 995 metres and 16.5 nautical miles off Pichavaram in Cuddalore district.

Sources:
» Missing Coast Guard Dornier found off Tamil Nadu coast (Hindustan Times, 10-7-2015)
» Deccan Chronicle
» Sitanshu Kar, Principal Spokesperson, Ministry of Defence
» Times of India.


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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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