3 killed in helicopter crash off Myanmar waters

09:06, July 12, 2011      

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Three people were killed in a helicopter crash off Myanmar waters Monday morning at about 10:30 a.m., official sources said.

With 11 people on board including nine passengers and two pilots, the French-made helicopter of Sikorsky SK-76 type working for the Heli-Union Oil Company between Yetagun and Kanbauk offshore oil fields crashed shortly into the Andaman Sea when taking off from the Yetagun oil field.

A Myanmar pilot died in the incident, the sources said, adding that eight were rescued.

The helicopter black box has not been found after the incident, the sources said.

The crash is said to have been due to technical failure.

Source:Xinhua
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
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