Mumbai : Helicopter carrying ONGC employees crashes
A helicopter carrying seven people, including ONGC employees, crashed 22 miles off Mumbai coast on Saturday. The bodies of the three people, including a senior ONGC officer, and the debris of the chopper have been found, Coast Guard officials said. As per reports, the helicopter was airborne at 10.20am, and it lost contact with air traffic control 15 minutes later. At that time, it was 30 nautical miles off Mumbai. Sources said the helicopter was on a normal sortie and was supposed to reach the oil rig at Bombay High at 11 am. The Coast Guard has been alerted and a search operation is on, the sources said. Following the incident, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan spoke to Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman. According to latest report the petroleum minister was on his way to Mumbai to access the situation.