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YSR chopper traced now

Fri 09th Oct 2009 09:26 AM
YSR chopper traced now
YSR chopper traced now

Hyderabad,  Sept 2 :-

  Uncertainty prevailed on  Wednesday afternoon over the whereabouts of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, whose helicopter went missing at 10.30 am amid bad weather. According to  Finance Minister  K Rosaiah,  after initial confirmation of the copter’s   successful emergency landing,  the  Chief Minister is  still untraceable.

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State officials  and the security personnel monitoring the official tour of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy were tense as the copter the CM was travelling by lost contact  for some time due to smoggy weather and a technical  snag.

The alert officials pressed the panic buttons and deployed four Army choppers to search the forests of Kurnool district from where it was believed to have lost contact and disappeared.  While three helicopters were brought in from Bangalore, another was drafted from Hyderabad.

 The police stations in Kurnool district were put on high alert. The District Collector of Chittoor and other top officials frantically tried to establish contact with the Chief Minister's aides accompanying him. After leaving Kurnool at 8.30 a.m,  the CM's helicopter went off the radar screen due to heavy rain while on its way to Chittoor from Kurnool.  The Chief Minister’s chopper took off at Begumpet airport at 8.40 a.m, along with his secretary Mr Subramani and chief security officer Mr Wesley besides two pilots.

The Chief Minister who left the Begumpet airport at 8.45 in the morning is still untraceable:-

State officials and the security personnel monitoring the official tour of the Chief Minister were tense as the copter the CM was travelling by lost contact  either due to smoggy weather or a technical  snag.

The alert officials pressed the panic buttons and deployed eight all-weather Army choppers to search the forests of Kurnool district from where the CM’s copter VT-AP was believed to have disappeared.  While three helicopters were brought in from Bangalore, another was drafted from Hyderabad. The police stations in Kurnool district were put on high alert. The District Collector of Chittoor and other top officials frantically tried to establish contact with the Chief Minister's aides accompanying him. 

 Uncertainty continues to prevail since Wednesday afternoon over the whereabouts of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, whose helicopter went missing at 10.30 a.m amid inclement weather.

The Chief Minister’s chopper took off at Begumpet airport at 8.35 a.m, along with his secretary Mr Subramani and chief security officer Mr Wesley besides two pilots. The Chief Minister was heading for Chittoor to take part in a `meet-the-villagers’ programme.

Finance Minister K Rosaiah, who met media persons in the afternoon, confirmed the disappearance of the Chief Minister’s copter in Kurnool district due to foggy weather. He urged the people in the state to be alert and inform the nearest police station or the district headquarters in case they come across any information pertaining to the whereabouts of the Chief Minister.