Pawan Hans chopper crash: Debris found, search for 2 missing pilots on

A day after a Pawan Hans helicopter crashed into the Arabian Sea off Mumbai Coast, Navy and Coast Guard have achieved little success in locating the two missing pilots as poor visibility hampered their search and rescue operations though some debris has been recovered.

Mumbai: A day after a Pawan Hans chopper crashed into the Bombay high while carrying out night landing practice on an oil rig, one door of the helicopter has been sighted in the sea.

The last known position of the helicopter was recorded as 82 nautical miles west of Mumbai. The two pilots present in the chopper have been reported missing.

A full scale search and rescue operation has been launched by the Indian Navy. A Coast Guard ship and a Dornier aircraft have also joined the search ops along with Destroyer INS Mumbai and two ISVs.

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