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Mumbai: 4 dead in Pawan Hans chopper crash

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

At least four people were killed on Saturday after the N2 helicopter, crashed off the coast.

The confirmed that four bodies have been fished out and it has launched three helicopters, Dornier surveillance and three ships in search of the other three missing people on board the helicopter.

The said it had deployed its stealth frigate INS Teg for the while surveillance P8i is also being pressed into service.

"Two Immediate Support Vessels (ISV)s deployed for patrol in the area have been diverted for search and rescue operations along with three units. Seaking 42B helicopter is being launched in addition," a said.

expressed concern over the tragic incident.

"Spoke to Defence and requested for help from and other agencies in the search and rescue operations; CMDONGC has rushed to Mumbai," Pradhan tweeted.

The helicopter, V T PWA Dauphin, which took off from Juhu at 10.20 am, was scheduled to land at North Field of Oil and (ONGC) at 10.58 am.

The last contact with the Air Traffic Control (ATC) was made at around 10.30 am, 30 nautical miles off

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(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 15:35 IST
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