Four of the nine persons have been rescued so far and attempts are on to bring the others to safety, a company official said
The helicopter managed to stay afloat with the help of the attached floaters for some time. Pic/Coast Guard
Four persons, including 3 ONGC employees, died when a Pawan Hans helicopter with two pilots and seven others onboard fell into the Arabian Sea about 50 nautical miles from the Mumbai coast, a senior ONGC official confirmed.
The helicopter managed to stay afloat with the help of the attached floaters for some time, helping rescuers pull out all the nine people, a company official said.
Four of them were unconscious and were airlifted in a Navy copper to a hospital in Mumbai, where they were declared dead, he added.
(With inputs from PTI)