Mumbai: A Pawan Hans copter with five ONGC officials and two pilots on board crashed shortly after take-off from Juhu airport here Saturday.
In a massive sea and aerial search
operation launched by the Indian Coast Guard and other agencies, found five
bodies till evening.
ICG ship Agrim recovered some of the bodies from the Arabian Sea, including a passenger named Pankaj Garg.
An ICG official said chopper wreckage was found near Uttan Beach in Thane district. The Dauphin chopper took off at 10.20am.
Just 15 minutes later, it suddenly
lost contact with the Mumbai ATC and the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).