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Indian helicopter missing with 7 on board

Indian helicopter missing with 7 on board

A Pawan Hans chopper with seven people on board went missing in Mumbai soon after take-off from the Juhu airport on Saturday.

India Today TV reported that three ships and three helicopters are involved in a large-scale search and rescue operation, which is underway. We are working towards finding the chopper at the earliest, ' an official of ONGC said. The Coast Guard has fished out three bodies from the site.

The Dauphin N3 chopper, VT PWA, took off at 10.20 am and lost contact with Mumbai ATC and ONGC 15 minutes later.

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The chopper was scheduled to land at the designated oil rig at Mumbai High at 11 AM, the sources said. Meanwhile, a rescue operation to trace the remaining people is underway.

The helicopter belongs to state-run company Pawan Hans, which operates a fleet of helicopters for off-shore operations, charter services and ferrying pilgrims to shrines in mountainous areas.

On not knowing the whereabouts of the passengers or the pilot, ONGC alerted the Indian Coast Guard about the same. The Dauphin helicopter lost contact with Air Traffic Control around 10.35 am almost 30 nautical miles off Mumbai.


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