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Indian Navy rescues Coast Guard crew post copter hard landing

ANI  |  Mumbai (National) [India] 

The on Saturday successfully rescued all four crew members of the (ICG) helicopter that made a hard landing in Maharashtra's district.

One of the pilots suffered injuries in the incident. The rescued crew members have been taken to the Naval Hospital INHS Asvini at

The crew members have been identified as - Deputy Commandant Balwinder Singh, Assitant commandant Penny Choudhary, Sandeep, P/Nvk and Baljeet, Nvk.

The helicopter that took off from for routine surveillance sortie with four crew made an emergency landing near Nandgaon Beach, Murud.

The launched two Chetak helicopters and a Seaking 'C' helicopter on a search and rescue mission and located the helicopter. One Chetak and an Air Force Mi 17 helicopter were also part of the

Preliminary report intimated that the crew experienced technical difficulties 25 minutes after taking off.

This incident came nearly two months after a helicopter with seven people onboard, including five officers and two pilots, crashed off the coast.

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 17:16 IST