Navy's Dornier aircraft crashes off Goa, two officers missing

Navy aircraft crashes off Goa coast, two missing
Two officers of the Indian Navy were reported missing after a Dornier 228 surveillance aicraft crashed about 25 nautical miles south west of Goa while on a routine training mission last night.
One officer has survived and was located and taken to hospital, official sources said.
Navy spokesman Capt D K Sharma told reporters here today that the aircraft, which had taken off from INS Hansa in Goa with three officers on board, had lost contact with the radar around 2208 hours yesterday.
He said a search and rescue mission was launched immediately and several survey vessels, ships, aircraft and divers were deployed. One survivor was located and rushed to hospital, where he is recovering, he said.
"We are hoping to locate the two missing officers," he added.
Capt Sharma said the cause of the mishap could only be ascertained after a board of inquiry completes its investigation into the incident.

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