3 ONGC employees among four dead as helicopter crashes in Arabian Sea

By Jasleen Kaur -- June 28, 2022 5:47 pm -- Updated:June 28, 2022 7:09 pm

New Delhi, June 28:

As many as four persons have been confirmed dead after an ONGC helicopter, Pawan Hans, carrying nine persons made an emergency landing in the Arabian Sea on Tuesday.

Three of the deceased were ONGC employees while the fourth victim was an employee of the contractor hired by the ONGC.

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Two pilots and seven others were onboard when the Pawan Hans fell into the Arabian Sea about 50 nautical miles from 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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