DGCA team collects vital clues...

Fri 09th Oct 2009 09:26 AM
DGCA team collects vital clues...
DGCA team collects vital clues...
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Hyderabad, Sept 11 :

Dgca team collects vital clues from Begumpet airport officials. The investigation team of Director General of Civil Aviation headed by R K Tyagi, who is probing the chopper crash in Nallamala forests, where late chief minister Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and four others killed on Sept 4, on Friday visited Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad to collect vital clues.

The team headed by R K Tyagi would verify all the equipments found at the crash site with Begumpet Airport officials, Air Traffic Control officials and weathermen.
Talking to media persons after convening a meeting with the officials on Friday, Tyagi stated that the team gathered vital clues that could throw some light on the cause of the helicopter crash.

He said that some more details were required before the team could arrive at a conclusion. This would be done in around two weeks. The team was likely to make a second visit after a week after examining meticulously every piece of debris.

Tyagi also collected health reports of all officials before boarding the ill-fated chopper. The experts tried to infer the direction of the flight, the altitude at which the helicopter flew and the impact of the weather conditions on the fight journey.

The experts were understood to be probing why the ill-fated copter had descended to such a low altitude (355) when its engine power was normal.

Tyagi said that the details of the probe would be updated on the Dgca website. The team would submit its report to Union Minister for Civil Aviation within two months.

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