Helicopter carrying 7 goes missing off Mumbai coast, search underway

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Chopper carrying 5 ONGC employees crashes miles off Mumbai coast, 1 dead

The helicopter carrying five ONGC employees lost contact with the ATC around 10:35am.

A helicopter carrying seven people, including ONGC employees, has lost contact with Air Traffic Control (ATC) 30 nautical miles off Mumbai.

The helicopter lost contact with ATC at 10:35 AM.

"We have already diverted a ship and an aircraft to area," said the Indian Coast Guard.

The helicopter took off from Juhu at 10:20 AM and was scheduled to land at North Field of ONGC at 10:58 AM, but did not reach there.

Search for the missing helicopter is underway. More inputs are awaited.

(With inputs from agencies)