N748P Sikorsky S-76C - PHI helicopter down . . .


#1

TERREBONNE PARISH, La. – Eight people are dead after a helicopter crash in Terrebone Parish.

Coast Guard officers said that the crash happened at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday near Bayou Penchant, La.

Nine passengers were onboard the helicopter owned by Petroleum Helicopters Inc.

Rescue units from both the Coast Guard and Terrebone emergency services responded to the scene and began a search.

One passenger has been taken to Herbert Medical Center in Houma, La.

Another passenger was missing for a time but later found deceased, bringing the total number of fatalities to eight.

The cause of the crash in under investigation.


#2

What kind of helicopter was it? In other forums I read that the helicopter was from Cougar Helicopters.


#3

They have not released that information out yet, but NTSB Officials are here now so it should be known soon. It was one of the following types of helicopters:

Bell 212
Bell 412
Sikorsky S-76 A++
Sikorsky S-76 C+
Sikorsky S-76 C++
Sikorsky S-92

Those are the helicopters that fit the description and are operated by PHI. May all the victims and familes affected by this tragic incident be blessed and Rest In Peace.


#4

IDENTIFICATION
Regis#: 748P Make/Model: S76 Description: S-76, H-76, AUH-76, Spirit, Eagle (HE-24
Date: 01/04/2009 Time: 2040

Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: Fatal Mid Air: N Missing: N
Damage: Unknown

LOCATION
City: AMELIA State: LA Country: US

DESCRIPTION
N748P, A SIKORSKY S-76C ROTORCRAFT WHILE ENROUTE TO OFFSHORE OIL PLATFORM,
THERE WERE 9 PERSONS ON BOARD, 8 WERE FATALLY INJURED, AND ONE SUSTAINED
SERIOUS INJURIES, 10 MILES FROM AMELIA, LA

INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 8
# Crew: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
# Pass: 9 Fat: 8 Ser: 1 Min: 0 Unk:
# Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:

WEATHER: KMSY 042053Z 17010KT 10SM FEW025 SCT130 BKN200 23/18 A3006

OTHER DATA
Activity: Business Phase: Unknown Operation: OTHER

FAA FSDO: BATON ROUGE, LA (SW03) Entry date: 01/05/2009