An Indian Navy Kamov Ka-28 “Helix-A” helicopter crashed in the Arabian Sea, 22 nautical miles off the coast Goa, earlier day, but the three crew escaped unhurt.
The Ka-28 is the export version of the Ka-27Pl
The helicopter had taken off from the Indian Navy base at Goa INS Hansa at 11:00 (05:30 UTC) on a routine sortie. Air Traffic Control officials at the Dabolim International Airport, Goa, indicated that the helicopter lost contact with them 20 minutes later.
A few minutes later, when a distress signal was received a Navy rescue helicopter was scrambled, which rescued the crew members.
The debris of the Kamov has been located and a court of inquiry has been initiated as per an Indian Navy spokesperson.