ONGC Helicopter Crash
Just now information has been received that ONGC helicopter has crashed in Arabian Sea in which total 9 persons were aboard, out of which 4 persons have died in this incident. The ONGC chopper was trying to land on the rig, located about 50 nautical miles off the Mumbai coast, when the incident took place.
ONGC Helicopter News
An ONGC helicopter carrying nine people, including two pilots, fell overboard off the Mumbai coast while trying to land on a company rig in the Arabian Sea. The helicopter in question was carrying nine people, including three ONGC employees.
Based on PTI report
Based on the PTI report, it is being told that 4 people aboard have died in this incident. The Indian Navy and Coast Guard joined the rescue operation. For the rescue of the passengers and crew of the ONGC helicopter, which was 60 nautical miles from Mumbai, the Navy sent Seaking and ALH helicopters as well as Indian Naval Ship Teg.
The Coast Guard also diverted a ship
On receiving the news of the crash of the ONGC chopper, the Coast Guard also diverted a ship to reach the spot, while another ship left Mumbai with a despatch to join the rescue operation. The defense official said Coast Guard aircraft also downed life rafts for survivors and an international safety net was activated by the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (Mumbai).
ONGC chopper attempts to land on rig located about 50 nautical miles off Mumbai coast
According to reports, the ONGC chopper was trying to land on the rig located about 50 nautical miles off the Mumbai coast when the incident took place. A company official said the helicopter fell into the sea about 1.5 km from the landing zone on the rig.
The circumstances leading to the incident were not immediately clear. Other details are also awaited, he added. The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has several rigs and installations in the Arabian Sea that produce oil and gas from reservoirs below the sea level.