An Indian Coast Guard helicopter has reportedly crashed in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. As per the initial report by the ANI, the helicopter crashed near Murud’s Nandgaon in the district. The reason behind this crash is still not clear. As of now, an Indian Navy Seaking helicopter with a medical team onboard has taken off to the site of the crash. The Indian Coast Guard helicopter crashed 160 km south of Mumbai at 2.40 pm. As per the latest report, the Indian Coast Guard helicopter had made a hard landing around 160 km south of Mumbai at 2.40pm.
Indian Navy has located the Indian Coast Guard helicopter that made a hard landing Murud’s Nandgaon in Raigad district. All 4 crew members of the helicopter have been rescued & flown back to the Naval Hospital INHS Asvini at Mumbai. The ICG lady pilot has suffered injuries being treated as well.
Earlier on January 13, a Pawan Hans helicopter that took off from the Mumbai coast crashed with seven people on board. Some of the people on board were employees of ONGC. The Coast Guard issued a statement about the same and stated, “One Pawanhans Helicopter of ONGC flying from Juhu in Mumbai to ODA Offshore Development Area lost at sea. The crew on board 5 besides 2 pilots. Large-scale Indian Coast Guard sear and rescue operation underway. Debris located by CG Ship and one body recovered.”
(To Be Updated)