Black Box of crashed Bell 430-chopper in which Andhra CM travelled found

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Hyderabad, Sep 5 (ANI): The 'Black Box or the flight voice recorder of the Bell 430-chopper which crashed on Wednesday on the Pavurala Gutta of Nallamallah forest area, killing Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajashekhara Reddy, had been found by the police.

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 today.

The DGCA team has been asked to submit the report within two months.

Meanwhile, a case of unnatural death has been registered at Atmakur police station following a complaint by a local revenue official. The police booked a case under Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code (IPC).

Reddy's Bell 430 chopper went missing on Wednesday morning at about 9.35 and could only be located on Thursday morning following a night long search operation by different units of security personnel including Army's Commandos, Air Force's Sukhoi-30, and 5,000 CRPF personnel.

Reddy's chopper wreckage was discovered atop a hill about 40 nautical miles from Kurnool town.

Along with YSR, four others-Dr P Subramanium, the Special Secretary to the Chief Minister; ASC Wesley, Chief Security Officer and two pilots Group Captain SK Bhatia and Captain MS Reddy-died in the crash. (ANI)

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