A Bell 430 helicopter. Image courtesy of Konstantin von Wedelstaedt/Wikimedia Commons.

Part of the wreckage of a helicopter that crashed off the coast of Angola last week has been recovered by a search team.

A Chevron subsidiary told UPI on Monday that a search team has discovered some of the wreckage of a Bell 430 helicopter that went missing last week in offshore Angola.

A spokesperson for the Chevron subsidiary told the news agency that divers discovered the body of one of the two missing personnel.

The divers are still working to find the remaining missing person.

The helicopter went missing on September 26 after departing from the Malongo port around 3:30 p.m. local time.

The helicopter was transporting workers to the Tombua-Landana offshore platform.

There were four contractors aboard the aircraft as well as one Chevron employee and a pilot when it crashed.

Chevron confirmed last week that four died as a result of the accident.

The company deployed 19 marine vessels and three helicopters last Monday to conduct search and rescue operations.

Chevron, third-party experts and Angolan authorities are still investigating the cause of the incident, UPI said.

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Company, began crude production at the 100,00 barrel per day Tombua-Landana project in 2009.

The platform is located 50 miles off the coast of Angola is Block 14.


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