Andhra interim government orders CBI probe into chopper crash

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Hyderabad, Sep 7 (ANI): The Andhra Pradesh Government on Monday recommended for a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the chopper crash that killed Chief Minister Y.S.Rajasekhar Reddy on September 2.

The recommendation comes even as the Andhra Pradesh police began its own probe into the shocking incident.

Along with YSR, his principal secretary, chief security officer and two pilots of the chopper were also killed in the crash in Nallamala forest area.

The state Crime Investigation Department (CID) has gathered the mangled pieces of chopper from the spot of the crash.

Kurnool district collector Mukesh Kumar Meena, who is holding the custody of the mangled pieces of the chopper, said the pieces and instruments would be handed over to a special investigation team of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

A team of the DGCA is expected to visit the spot in a couple of days for further investigation.

The DGCA is examining the details stored in the block box of the chopper.

"They have taken the CVR (Black Box) to Delhi to retrieve data and examine the same. The CVR along with ELT (Emergency Locator Transmitter) are the important instruments for the investigators," Meena said. (ANI)

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