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Pawan Hans Crash: Coast Guard Recovers One Pilot's Body Off Mumbai Coast

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An Indian policeman (L) and a technician from Pawan Hans Helicoptre company collect evidence at the site of the May 13 Indian Border Security Force (BSF) helicopter crash in Rajasthan's Sirohi district, on May 14, 2011. A BSF helicopter crashed May 13 in a hilly region of Rajasthan's Sirohi district, killing all the four of its occupants, a report said. AFP PHOTO/ Sam PANTHAKY (Photo credit should read SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

The Coast Guard today recovered the body of one of the two pilots who were missing since their Pawan Hans helicopter crashed into the Arabian sea off the Mumbai Coast last week.

The Coast Guard also found wreckage, including cockpit, of the 14-seater VTPWF Dauphin aircraft, five days after the mishap occurred on November 4.

Also Read: Pawan Hans Chopper Crashes Into The Arabian Sea, Two Pilots Missing

At the time of the incident, Captain E Samuel and T K Guha were on board of the copter. However, the body recovered today is yet to be identified.

"Wreckage of ditched Pawan Hans helicopter located and cockpit with body of one of the pilots was recovered," a Coast Guard spokesperson said.

He said the recovery of other parts of the chopper was in progress.

Also Read: Missing Pawan Hans Helicopter Found In Arunachal Pradesh, Rescue Operations Begin

The 2001-make Pawan Hans helicopter crashed during night landing practice after it had taken off from the ONGC installation on Wednesday night.

The door of the aircraft was sighted by the Navy and Coast Guard soon after it had crashed into the sea.

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