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ONGC helicopter with 9 onboard makes emergency landing near rig in Arabian sea; 4 dead

Four of them were unconscious and were airlifted in a Navy copper to a hospital in Mumbai, where they were declared dead, he added.

Poorva Joshi Edited by: Poorva Joshi @poorvajoshi1424 New Delhi Updated on: June 28, 2022 18:03 IST
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ONGC helicopter makes emergency landing near rig in Arabian sea; 5 rescued

Highlights

  • A helicopter of ONGC carrying 9 persons including two pilots made emergency landing
  • Four critical survivors were evacuated to Juhu by Navy helicopters
  • The helicopter was forced to land using the floaters that are attached to such choppers

ONGC helicopter news: At least four persons have died in the chopper emergency landing incident at ONGC rig Sagar Kiran near Mumbai on Tuesday. The development came after a helicopter of ONGC carrying 9 persons including two pilots made an emergency landing near a rig in the Arabian Sea off the Mumbai coast. 

The helicopter managed to stay afloat with the help of the attached floaters for sometime, helping in rescuers pull out all the nine people, a company official said.

Four of them were unconscious and were airlifted in a Navy copper to a hospital in Mumbai, where they were declared dead, he added.

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ICG earlier tweeted the helicopter had crashed but later deleted it.

The helicopter, which had six ONGC personnel onboard, and one belonging to a contractor working for the company, was forced to land using the floaters that are attached to such choppers that carry personnel and material from shore to offshore installations, PTI reported.

The circumstances that led to the emergency landing were not immediately clear. Other details too were awaited. ONGC has several rigs and installations in the Arabia Sea that are used to produce oil and gas from reservoirs lying below the seabed.

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