Saturday, September 05, 2009

Black Box of crashed 430-helicopter found

The 'Black Box of the ill-fated Bell 430-helicopter which crashed on 2nd September on the Pavurala Gutta of Nallama hill range in the Rudracodur forest area, killing Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajashekhara Reddy and all the four other occupants, had been found by the police. Police found the cockpit voice recorder, popularly known as Black Box, on Friday evening.

The Black Box will be handed over to the five-member enquiry committee appointed by the Director General of Civil Aviation, which is likely to visit the crash site on Saturday. The DGCA team has been asked to submit the report within two months.

Police at Athmakur had registered a case of the crash following the death of Dr Reddy, his Principal Secretary Dr P Subramanyam, Chief Security Officer A S C Wesley and both the pilots, Group Captain S K Bhatia and Capt M S Reddy under section 174 of IPC

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