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Navy chopper crashes off Goa coast; crew safe

An Indian Navy helicopter, out on a routine sortie, on Wednesday crashed off the Goa coast. However, all the three members onboard are safe, a Navy spokesperson in Mumbai said.

india Updated: Mar 25, 2009 15:46 IST

An Indian Navy helicopter, out on a routine sortie, on Wednesday crashed off the Goa coast.

However, all the three members onboard are safe, a Navy spokesperson in Mumbai said.

The incident took place at around 11 am, about 22 miles from the Goa coast, the spokesperson told PTI.

The crew members, who were rescued by a light helicopter, have sustained 'minor injuries', the sources said adding they have been shifted to a Naval hospital.

Naval authorities have set up a court of inquiry to ascertain the cause of crash, the spokesperson added.