In the latest revelation, Indian Navy said its helicopter ditched at the Arabian Sea last week. According to a local media report
A major “catastrophe” was averted by a naval aircrew when their Chetak helicopter ditched at Arabian, all three crew members were safe.
Very close call for an @IndianNavy Chetak last week. Took from warship on patrol mission, tail rotor snag sent it spinning towards the sea. Deft emergency procedures by the crew ensured they ditched safely and were rescued. (File photo) pic.twitter.com/hj6rwfQgxf
— Livefist (@livefist) April 16, 2019
It said a board of inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the technical failure leading to the loss of the helicopter.
The helicopter was part of an Indian naval warship which was deployed in the Arabian sea.
“As per reports, the helicopter developed technical failure prior to ditching and the crew displayed immense professional prowess and sound training in deftly landing the helicopter in the water and successfully egressing from it,” the Navy said.
It said all three crew members were safe.