Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

ONGC officers feared among 5 killed in chopper crash off Mumbai coast

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Sammy Stanley | 14 January, 2018, 13:38

A Pawan Hans helicopter crashed off the Mumbai coast with seven people on board, including two pilots.

The chopper was flying to the Mumbai High North Field and was supposed to land at around 11 am. The last contact it established was around 10.30 am, with an air traffic control manned from an oil rig. According to the recent reports, the Indian Coast Guard has rescued around 29 students and recovered 2 bodies in SAR operation at sea off Dahanu Coast in Maharashtra where a boat carrying 40 students capsized. "No contact could be established after 10.30am and search operations were launched soon after", NDTV quoted an official as saying. Four of the five bodies recovered have been brought to Nanavati Hospital, said sources and will be handed over to the families after post mortem.

"ONGC vessels and choppers along with the coast guard and the Indian navy are combing the area where the chopper has apparently crashed". "Meanwhile the diving team ex-INS Teg is standby", said the Navy official.

It was 30 nautical miles off the coast of Mumbai when it went missing.

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At present, five speedboats, one MSV and One chopper from ONGC have been deployed in the area to conduct search operations.

"Identification of the bodies is in the process", the ONGC statement said.

An ICG official confirmed that part of the chopper wreckage was found near Uttan Beach, in Thane district. "It is a relatively new aircraft and is one of the finest models among choppers", said M S Boora, official spokesperson for Pawan Hans. Two bodies belonged to passengers. However, none of them had been identified.

The coastguard said that five of its ships, two Dornier aircraft and two helicopters had joined the search.

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