An official source in the Egypt’s Ministry of Civil Aviation declared on Saturday, October 12, 2019 that an aircraft owned by the Petroleum Air Service company (PAS) had to make a forced landing at sea, 65 miles from the north of Port Said, on its return journey from one of the oil rigs toward Port Said city, according to a statement published by the Egyptian Cabinet’s page on Facebook.

The statement clarified that the helicopter had three foreign passengers, in addition to two crew members on board, pointing out that no one was hurt.

The source said that a search and rescue team was sent to the scene to carry out rescue operations and retrieve the helicopter’s passengers.

The ministry formed a committee to determine the accident’s reasons.