Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

India oil firm chopper goes missing with seven on board

India oil firm chopper goes missing with seven on board

The chopper was scheduled to land at the designated oil rig at Mumbai High at 11 am, PTI quoted official sources as saying.

The ONGC has alerted the Indian Coast Guard in this regard, says a The Times of India report. The Indian Navy, too, has deployed its vessels for the search operation.

Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan tweeted that he had requested Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to provide Coast Guard's assistance in the rescue operation. It lost control with the Air Traffic Control at about 10 35 am and went missing.

"A Dornier aircraft and helicopters from Daman (near Dahanu) have also been launched", a Coast Guard spokesperson said.

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According to reports, the Pawan Hans chopper (VT PWA), with 2 pilots and 5 passenger workers hasn't landed at the disgnated oil rig. Just 15 minutes later, it suddenly lost contact with both the Mumbai ATC and the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).

The Coast Guard said that it has diverted ships which were at sea and also those sailing from Mumbai.

Pawan Hans chairman BP Sharma earlier confirmed that two pilots and five ONGC employees were on board the aircraft.

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