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Pawan Hans chopper missing off Mumbai, 5 on board

IANS  |  Mumbai 

An helicopter with at least five persons, including officials, on board has gone missing shortly after take-off from Airport here on Saturday, an said.

The Dauphin chopper, VT PWA, took off at 10.20 a.m. Just 15 minutes later, it suddenly lost contact with both the ATC and the (ONGC).

At that time, it was thought to be flying around 55 km off the shoreline, presumably en route to the ONGC's High oilfields, around 175 km northwest from here.

The has diverted a ship and an aircraft to the region for a search and rescue operation, said an spokesperson.

Choppers and aircraft from other bases have also been deployed to search the missing copter.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 13:26 IST
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