RAIGARH: An Indian Coast Guard helicopter crashed near Murud's Nandgaon in Raigad district on Saturday. There were reportedly four crew members on board when the helicopter crashed. Three crew members were safely evacuated while one woman has suffered injuries.
The incident took place during the landing of the aircraft. It was reportedly a Coast Guard Chetak chopper.
The helicopter had reportedly developed some technical error mid-air. The error came to light when the helicopter was doing coastal surveillance. It had a hard landing after which the helicopter hit the ground.
An Indian Navy Seaking helicopter with a medical team on-board has taken off to provide cover to Indian Coast Guard helicopter. The crash took place 160 kms south of Mumbai at 2:40 pm on Saturday.
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. It is an improved version of Alouette II, designed and manufactured in France and is now being manufactured under license by HAL Ltd.