Thursday, November 5, 2015

Pawan Hans Helicopter Crashes

Pawan Hans Helicopter Crashes

MUMBAI:  Two pilots are missing after a Pawan Hans helicopter crashed off the coast of Mumbai on Wednesday 4th November  evening. There were no passengers on board the helicopter when the accident took place.

The chopper crashed at around 7:30 pm while carrying out night landing practice at Bombay High, a mid-sea oil rig run by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation of India (ONGC). ONGC hires Pawan Hans helicopters to ferry its officials from Mumbai to its offshore oilfield.

The 14-seater VTPWF Dauphin aircraft of 2001-make took off from the ONGC installation at 7:12 PM and contact with it was lost eight minutes later, a top official of the state-run Pawan Hans said.

The Navy and Coast Guard, who have launched search and rescue operations, have sighted a door of the aircraft, according to reports from  Press Trust of India.

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