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Mumbai Chopper crash: 4 bodies recovered; 7 onboard including 5 ONGC employees

Mumbai Chopper crash: 4 bodies recovered; 7 onboard including 5 ONGC employees
Written by Pallavi Parmar

The helicopter carrying 7 ONGC employees went missing after taking off from the western city. The signals with chopper get disconnected. It was flying from the Juhu beach, Mumbai to Offshore Development Area when it got lost at sea in today’s morning. As per the reports, the Indian Coast Guard said they have recovered four bodies after the search team located the wreckage of a helicopter which went missing in the morning. Indian Coast Guard shared the information about Chopper on Twitter. Indian Coast Guard wrote one Pawanhans helicopter carrying five employees of the ONGC India’s state-run oil exploitation arm and two pilots were lost in contact with the air traffic control in 15 minutes after taking off from the Mumbai’s Juhu beach at 10:30 am.

Later on, soon after sharing the missing information about chopper the Indian Coast Guard shared that its ships and aircraft are on SAR mission 40 Nautical Miles North West of Mumbai for the ill-fated. The Indian coast shared that they have recovered four bodies during a search operation. Both the navy and coast guard has deployed their ships, aircrafts and several boats for rescue and search operations. As per the reports, around 5 ships, 2 Dornier and 2 helicopters deployed for SAR operation to rescue remaining passengers and pilots. The helicopter which went missing is state owned by the Pawan Hans helicopter firm. In this chopper oil producer, ONGC holds 49% of stake.

Earlier in 2015, the Pawan Hans helicopter got crashed after taking off from Bombay high. The crash had killed two pilots. 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. The ONGC is India’s two-thirds natural gas production. It is India’s biggest oil reserver of about 20 million tonnes.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.

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