- ONGC chopper emergency land: Three victims were ONGC employees, while the fourth was an employee on contract with the oil company.
Two pilots and seven others were on board the helicopter when it crashed into the Arabian Sea. (HT Photo)
After being rescued from the Pawan Hans helicopter by the ONGC, at least four people died. Five other people were rescued from that ill-fated helicopter and are currently being treated at a medical unit.
At the Nanavati Hospital, they were declared dead.
The victims were identified as Mukesh, Vijay Mandloi, and Satyambad Patra, all from different states.
Two pilots and seven other people were onboard the helicopter, about 50 nautical miles away from Mumbai’s coast. However, it managed to stay, thanks to the attached floaters afloat.
Three victims were ONGC employees, while the fourth was a contract employee for the oil company.
Four men were picked up from the incident site on Tuesday morning by a Navy helicopter and taken to Pawan Hans Airbase. Four ambulances rushed them to Nanavati, where doctors declared them dead.
The Mumbai Police is currently registering accidental death reports.
Officials from ONGC stated that five of the injured, including two pilots, were out of danger and are currently being treated at a Sagar Kiran medical unit.