ONGC copter crash: International body to audit flight safety system

After two months of the ill-fated Pawan Hans helicopter crash, that was broke down into the Arabian Sea and where 7 personnel, five employees of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and two pilots of that helicopter, were killed; the audit of the safety system will be conducted soon.

While the preliminary investigation has already been done by the Rotary Wings Society of India (RWSI); Pawan Hans’s management has informed the media that an international organization will conduct the safety audit to confirm that all possible and required safety norms were followed correctly.

While B. P. Sharma, the Chairman and Managing Director of Pawan Hans, refused to make any comment on this issue; the report came out that this audit will try to find out the possibility of putting more stringent safety systems to avoid further accidents.

An official of the company said on this issue, “We had asked for financial quotes from five international agencies. They have all sent their quotes. We will be finalising one of them soon after which the safety compliance audit will be conducted.”

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