At least four dead as chopper with ONGC employees crashes, search ops underway

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took to Twitter to inform that Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard are extending all possible assistance in the search and rescue operation for the VTPWA Dauphin AS 365 N3 helicopter and its personnel onboard.

The reason behind the incident is yet to be ascertained. Out of the four bodies that have been recovered till now, two are of ONGC employees-Pankaj Garg and Bindulal Babu.

Meanwhile, the pilots have been identified  as Captain V Katoch and Captain Ramesh Othakar.

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