A Chetak helicopter (frame number CG 803) of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG), whilst on routine patrol off the coast south of Mumbai, crash landed six nautical miles North of Murud near Alibaug at 1448 hrs on 10 Mar 2018.
Responding swiftly, the Indian Navy launched two Chetak helicopters and a Seaking ‘C’ helicopter on a Search and Rescue mission and located the ICG helicopter. One ICG Chetak and an Air Force Mi 17 helicopter were also part of the search effort. All four crew members of the ICG helicopter were rescued from the scene of the crash and flown back to the Naval Hospital INHS Asvini at Mumbai. One ICG lady pilot has suffered injuries and is being treated at the naval hospital.
The ill-fated crew list comprises a Deputy Commandant Balwinder Singh, Asst Comdt Penny Choudhary, Sandeep, P/Nvk and Baljeet, Nvk.