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Narrative:Authorities say the body of a pilot whose Bell 206L LongRanger helicopter crashed in the Gulf of Mexico has been recovered.
Bell 206-L4 LongRanger
|C/n / msn:|| 52038|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Oil production platform South Timbalier (ST67B), Gulf of Mexico -
United States of America
|Nature:||Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Mississippi Canyon (MC397)|
|Destination airport:||South Timbalier (ST67B)|
The Coast Guard said in a news release that divers from the vessel Ocean Inspector found the pilot inside the aircraft's cockpit.
The main rotor blades of the helicopter, a Bell 206-L4 LongRanger, N7077F, impacted the oil rig Ensco 99 while attempting to land at the helipad at the South Timbalier oil production platform (ST67B). The tail boom separated as the helicopter rolled over into the ocean and sank inverted in about 65 feet of water.
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