A helicopter with five ONGC employees on board, which took off from Juhu airport in Mumbai Saturday morning has not landed on the designated oil rig.
The last contact made by the chopper with the ATC and ONGC at 10.35 am. It was flying 30 nautical miles off Mumbai.
The helicopter was carrying five ONGC employees and two pilots on board.
Search operation for the chopper in underway. “We have deployed all our choppers including from each of our naval bases in search of the missing chopper. It is a Pawan Hans chopper, carrying five employees. We are working towards finding the chopper at the earliest,” RK Mishra, a senior ONGC offical, said.
“We have already diverted ship and aircraft to area. Will update once any news is received,” the Indian Coast Guard said.
VTPWA Dauphin AS365 N3 took off from Juhu airport at 10.20 am. As per schedule, the chopper was scheduled to land at North Field of ONGC at 10.58 am.
More details awaited.