New Delhi, Sep 2: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has reportedly issued a statement claiming that the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister's chopper was not airworthy.
The DGCA revealed that CM YS Rajashekhara Reddy's helicopter had not renewed airworthy certificate for the last two years, say reports.
YSR's seven seater Bell 430 chopper which was registered on 14th June 1999 had not received a certification since the past two years.
It is mandatory for the choppers to be checked and certified once every year.
The Chief Minister's who was travelling by the chopper has been missing for over six hours now. Reports suggest that the chopper was forced to make an emergency landing in Kurnool due to bad weather.
Addressing a press conference, the AP finance minister, K Rosaih said that the search operations for the CM were still on and that the bad weather and the dense forests were proving to be hindrances.