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Pawan Hans chopper crashes on Bombay high, pilots missing

Pawan Hans chopper crashes on Bombay high, pilots missing
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A Pawan Hans helicopter crashed on Wednesday after it took off from an off shore oil rig about 80 nautical miles from North West of Mumbai.

A Pawan Hans helicopter crashed on Wednesday after it took off from an off shore oil rig about 80 nautical miles from North West of Mumbai.

The two people on board the helicopter including the pilot are missing. According to Navy officials, the incident occured around 8 pm.

Indian Navy and the Indian coast guards have rushed rescue teams to the area. Apart from INS Mumbai, two minor vessels of the navy are also looking for survivors.

Navy officials said the exact spot where the helicopter landed is yet to be known and the nature of emergency was being examined. Officials added the last contact with the helicopter was at 7.20 pm.

Juhu air traffic control (ATC) officials confirmed that a Pawan Hans chopper carrying the pilot and the co-pilot went missing near Bombay High.

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