Chopper crash: One more body recovered; one person still missing
One more body has been recovered off the Mumbai coast after a Pawan Hans helicopter carrying five senior Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) crashed into sea. This takes the total number of bodies recovered to six. One person is still missing
The police informed that the bodies have been brought to Cooper Hospital for postmortem.
“Out of six bodies, five have been identified. The search for one missing is still underway”, a senior police inspector said.
Currently, four Indian Naval ships (Teg, Tarasa, T 11 and T 45) are undertaking the search in the area.
Wreckage of Pawanhans Helicopter of #ONGC. The helicopter was flying from Juhu #Mumbai to ODA Offshore Development Area when it got lost at sea this morning (Source: Indian Coast Guard) pic.twitter.com/8nbWM8efOM
— ANI (@ANI) January 13, 2018
INS Teg also has Chetak helicopter and diving teams embarked onboard to augment the search efforts.
One IN Dornier aircraft has completed the search and one P8I Long Range aircraft has conjoined the search with two SAR kits.
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