AEROGULF BELL 212 HELICOPTER CRASHES OFF THE COAST OF DUBAI
On September 7, one pilot was killed when a AeroGulf helicopter crashed into the sea
The authority received a crash report from its Air Accident Investigation Department at approximately 8:30 pm after a Bell 212 helicopter crashed while the pilots were on a night training flight. The two pilots were from Egypt and South Africa.
The second pilot of the helicopter was found dead, authorities said September 11, days after he was declared missing.
A first pilot was confirmed dead on Friday after the Bell 212 helicopter went down the night before in the Gulf during a training exercise after taking off from Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport.
“Search teams have found the body of the second pilot of the AeroGulf helicopter that crashed off the coast of Umm Al Qaiwain,” the state news agency WAM cited the aviation authority as saying.
It added that “investigations are still underway” to determine the “circumstances of the accident.”
AeroGulf was founded in 1976 to provide services to the oil and gas industry, before expanding its services to other sectors.
(Source: Gulf News/Aerogulf/Al Arabiya – Image: AeroGulf)