Mumbai: A Pawan Hans helicopter with five Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) employees and two pilots on board went missing after take off from Juhu airport on Saturday.
According to Indian Coast Guard, the last contact made by the chopper with the Air Traffic Control (ATC) and ONGC was at 1035 hrs. It was flying 30 nautical miles off Mumbai.
'We have deployed all our choppers including from each of our naval bases in search of the missing chopper. It is a Pawan Hans chopper, carrying five employees. We are working towards finding the chopper at the earliest,' an official of ONGC said.
'We have already diverted ship and aircraft to area. Will update once any news is received,' the ICG said.
The chopper was scheduled to land at North Field of ONGC at 1058 hrs. (UNI)