An Indian Navy Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) on a routine sortie with three personnel on board made an emergency landing off the Mumbai coast on March 8, an official said.
The crew was rescued by a naval patrol aircraft, said the official.
“Indian Navy ALH on a routine sortie off Mumbai ditched close to the coast. Immediate search and rescue ensured the safe recovery of the crew of 3 by a naval patrol craft,” the official said.
“Ditching” refers to an emergency landing on water.
An inquiry to investigate the incident has been ordered, the official added.