Mumbai High chopper crash: Sanju was killed within hours he joined in new job


Mumbai: Sanju Francis had waited for quite a while for a job in the armed forces, which he thought would naturally come to him as his father had lost life while serving, before joining the catering company in Mumbai.

Within hours of joining his new job, he lost his life in a helicopter mishap.

Sanju from Chalad in Kannur was among the four people killed in the chopper emergency landing incident at Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) rig Sagar Kiran near Mumbai.

A helicopter carrying seven passengers and two pilots made an emergency landing in the Arabian Sea near ONGC rig Sagar Kiran in Mumbai High on a Thursday afternoon.

Sunny Francis, father of Sanju, died while serving in the Army. After Sanju lost his patience in waiting for the dying harness appointment, he moved to Mumbai seeking a job two months ago. He had joined the catering company on Tuesday morning. The chopper carrying him and eight others left Mumbai shore at around 11.30 am to the rig 50 nautical miles away. It crashed while trying to make an emergency landing.

His mortal remains are kept in Cooper Municipal General Hospital. It will be sent to Kerala in an ambulance after completing the procedures.

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