Lost ICG Dornier found under the sea after 33 days
Full Text of press release from Sitanshu Kar, Chief Spokesperson, MoD
Indian Naval Submarine Sindhudhawaj, whilst on redeployment for locating the missing aircraft, picked up a barrage of transmissions in a depth of 996 meters on 06 Jul 2015. This information was a vital source for deployment of the Reliance vessel, M/v Olympic Canyon, to localise the search.
Consequently, the unrelenting and uninterrupted search which, included 693 hours of surface effort and 196 hours of air effort finally yielded positive results. This state of the art Multifunctional Support Vessel of M/s Reliance India Limited with integrated Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) was able to locate and recover the FDR (Flight data recorder) and one Line Replacement Unit (LRU) from a depth of 950 meters in a unique and first ever salvage at such depths.
The flight data recorder could provide vital inputs towards establishing the cause of the incident. This is a major accomplishment to the unprecedented search operation which was launched about 30 days back.
#ICGDornier Debris located by ROV Support Vessel, Olympic Canyon, thru TX detected by INS Sindhudhwaj. pic.twitter.com/y9n3ca2qII— Sitanshu Kar (@SpokespersonMoD) July 10, 2015
#ICGDornier The vital Flight Data Recorder and one Line Replacement Unit of the ill-fated aircraft recovered. pic.twitter.com/N0gTOjGJBW— Sitanshu Kar (@SpokespersonMoD) July 10, 2015
The Front wheel of the ill fated Dornier#ICGDornier Debris located in position 17 NM frm nearest land & approx 20 NM SE of Cuddalore in 950 m depth. pic.twitter.com/QiNahunDnZ— Sitanshu Kar (@SpokespersonMoD) July 10, 2015
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