Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Maharashtra: Coast Guard chopper makes rough landing, 4 personnel rescued

Maharashtra: Indian Coast Guard helicopter makes an emergency landing in Nandgaon Coast Guard helicopter makes emergency landing in Raigad
Kenny Thornton | 10 March, 2018, 23:47

A lady pilot was injured when a Chetak helicopter of the Indian Coast Guard had to make an emergency landing near the Nandgaon beach at Murud in the Raigad coast, almost 200 kms from downtown Mumbai.

The ICG official said that according to the preliminary reports, the helicopter suffered technical difficulties for around 25 minutes after it took off from the Coast Guard base in Mumbai. A woman pilot travelling in the helicopter was injured in the emergency landing. The crew proceeded for an emergency landing and landed the chopper near a beach in Murud.

An Indian Coast Guard has crashed near Murud's Nandgaon in Maharashtra. The chopper had taken off from Mumbai. All the ICG personnel were rescued and were flown back to the Naval Hospital at INHS Asvini in Mumbai.

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The crew members have been identified as - Deputy Commandant Balwinder Singh, Assitant commandant Penny Choudhary, Sandeep, P/Nvk and Baljeet, Nvk. A female pilot, however, sustained injuries.

The Chetak helicopter is a high-performance aircraft which is utilised by ICG in search and rescue, causality evacuation, pollution response, air crew training and consolidation.

The chopper crash landed while conducting coastal surveillance.

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