Indian Navy chopper makes emergency landing on water off Mumbai coast; crew rescued


Image source: REPRESENTATIONAL PIC/PTI The helicopter made an emergency landing to avoid an accident.

The crew of three was rescued by a navy patrol aircraft after an Indian Navy Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) made an emergency landing off the coast of Mumbai on Wednesday on a routine flight, an official said.

“The Indian Navy ALH on a routine flight off Mumbai has ditched close to shore. Immediate search and rescue operations ensured the safe recovery of three crew members by naval patrol vessels. An inquiry has been ordered to investigate the incident,” tweeted a Navy spokesman.

“ALH on a routine flight off the coast of Mumbai has landed on the water close to shore. Rescue workers acted after the information about the landing,” the official said.

“Ditching” refers to an emergency landing on water.

An inquiry has been ordered to look into the incident, the official added.

(With PTI input)

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