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Coast Guard chopper crash lands in Maharashtra, woman pilot injured

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

An Indian helicopter on a routine patrol crash landed in district of this afternoon, injuring a woman pilot, the said.

All the four crew members of the in the chopper were rescued from the scene of the accident by the and flown to naval hospital 'Asvini' at Mumbai, a said, without elaborating.

"A Chetak helicopter of the Indian Coast Guard, during a routine patrol off the coast south of Mumbai, crash landed six nautical miles north of Murud near Alibaug at 1448 hours today," the said in a statement.

The incident took place near Nandgaon village in Murud area.

"One ICG woman pilot has suffered injuries and is being treated at the naval hospital in Mumbai," it added.

The said the Navy launched two Chetak helicopters and a Seaking 'C' chopper on a search and rescue mission and located the ICG helicopter.

One ICG Chetak helicopter and an Air Force Mi 17 chopper were also part of the search operation, the said.

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 17:40 IST