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Story Dated: Sunday, September 29, 2013 05:49 hrs EDT

A helicopter carrying five people from the Juhu aerodrome in Mumbai to Aurangabad on Sunday morning crashed near Murbad village in Thane.

Officials from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said that all of the five people on board were dead.

There were two pilots and three passengers on board the helicopter. "Our rescue operations team has sighted the wreakage in Murbad about 38 nautical miles from Mumbai. We have alerted the local police conduct rescue operations on ground," said VP Chinson, general manager, ( aerodrome, western region).
 
The chopper belong to United Helicharters ltd a city based private helicopter company. The identity of the passengers is yet to be ascertained. "We have asked the company to submit the name of passengers," said a Juhu airport official.

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