- A Pawan Hans helicopter with five ONGC employees and two pilots on board crashed on Saturday.
- The chopper which took off from Juhu airport was scheduled to land at North Field of ONGC at 10.58 am.
- Three people have died in the mishap while four are missing.
- Large scales Indian Coast Guard sear and rescue operation underway.
On Saturday morning, a Pawan Hans chopper with five ONGC employees had gone missing from the Juhu airport. The chopper crashed near Dahanu. As per the coast guard sources, three have died in the mishap.
Nirmala Sitharaman, the Defence Minister of India tweeted, “@indiannavy and @IndiaCoastGuard are extending all possible assistance in the #SAR Search and Rescue of @ONGC_ helicopter and pax on board. Wish for their safety.”
While, in a series of tweet, the Indian Navy tweeted, “#SAR for missing civil Helicopter off Mumbai High. 2X ISVs already deployed for patrol in area have been diverted for Search & Rescue along with 3 X ICG units already in area. Seaking 42B helicopter being launched in addition.”
“#SAR MumbaiHighOffshoreArea One more ship leaving Mumbai harbour. One Dornier getting airborne to join search. One Skg42C standing by at Colaba air station.”
#SAR MumbaiHighOffshoreArea Stealth frigate INS Teg leaving for Search are with medical teams embarked. One Skg42C standing by at Colaba air station. One P8i being launched for Search in area.”