Offshore helicopter operator Bristow Group has confirmed the deaths of the pilot and the passenger who have been in a Bristow helicopter which crashed within the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Sunday.
“Bristow Group Inc. has confirmed it has recovered the pilot who was fatally injured in Sunday’s helicopter accident within the Gulf of Mexico involving one in all its helicopters, a Bell 407, registration N577AL, working between Galliano and Venice, Louisiana. The flight was carrying one pilot and one passenger who additionally died within the accident and was recovered yesterday,” Bristow stated on Monday.
“The pilot was a valued member of the Bristow group. Out of respect for the household’s needs, we’re not releasing the identify of our pilot presently. Bristow extends our deepest condolences to each households impacted by this accident,” Bristow stated.
To remind, following the preliminary reviews of the incident, an area web site Houma Today on Sunday night reported that “one individual was killed and one other is lacking.”
The web site reported, citing the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, that Nicholas Duplantis, reportedly an oil employee of Houma, was killed within the accident, whereas the pilot remained lacking on the time.
Bell 407, a four-blade, single-engine plane, is classed as a small helicopter and has the capability to hold 6 individuals. According to out there information, as of September 2018, Bristow had 24 helicopters of the Bell 407 kind, and general, it had greater than 300 helicopters globally.