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ONGC chopper makes emergency landing in Arabian Sea, all rescued

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An ONGC helicopter with nine people on board made an emergency landing near an oil rig in the Arabian Sea on Tuesday.

An Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) helicopter with nine people on board made an emergency landing near an oil rig in the Arabian Sea on Tuesday. All people have been rescued, ONGC said.

The helicopter mishap occurred around 11:50 am, about 60 nautical miles west of Mumbai, near ONGC’s Sagar Kiran offshore rig. A total of nine people, including seven passengers and two pilots, were on board the chopper.

An offshore supply vessel named Malviya 16 was diverted to assist in rescue operations. A Coast Guard aircraft has dropped a life raft near the location and another ship is also on its way to aid the rescue ops.

Four survivors picked by OSV Malviya 16, one by boat of Sagar Kiran oil rig & two each by Indian Navy ALH and Seaking helicopters. Four critical survivors being evacuated to Juhu by Navy helicopters for management at ONGC hospital,” PRO Defence Mumbai said.

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