ONGC chopper accident: Four die, five others undergoing treatment
ONGC chopper emergency landing: Three of the deceased were ONGC employees while the fourth one was on contract hired by the oil company.
At least four persons died on Tuesday after being brought out of the Pawan Hans helicopter of the ONGC. Five others rescued from the ill-fated helicopter are undergoing treatment at a medical unit.
The four persons were declared brought dead at the Nanavati Hospital.
The deceased were identified as Mukesh Patel, Vijay Mandloi, Satyambad Patra and Sanju Francis – all of them coming from different states.
A helicopter with two pilots and seven others, including six ONGC employees onboard, fell into the Arabian Sea about 50 nautical miles from the Mumbai coast but managed to stay afloat with the help of the attached floaters.
Three of the deceased were ONGC employees while the fourth one was on contract hired by the oil company.
The four men were picked up by a Navy helicopter from the rig where the incident had taken place on Tuesday morning and were taken to the Pawan Hans airbase. From there, four ambulance rushed them to the Nanavati hospital where doctors declared them brought dead.
The Mumbai Police is in process of registering accidental death reports.
ONGC officials said that rest five injured persons, including the two pilots, are out of danger and undergoing treatment at a medical unit on rig Sagar Kiran.