YSR chopper pilots knew about bad weather


“The US FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) investigated the conversation between the pilot and the co-pilot minutes before the chopper crashed. They spoke of bad weather,” said the senior official of the civil aviation ministry.

The Indian government had sent cockpit voice recorder and some samples of the wreckage of the twin-engine Bell-430 chopper to the US authority for investigation. The official said the government was eager to come out with the findings of the probe to send out a signal of India’s preparedness to upgrade its aviation sector according to the guidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

This was a critical condition laid down by US FAA. It had said if India failed to do so, the US would curtail flights from India and impose more stringent security checks. Pawan Hans Corporation chairman and managing director R K Tyagi, who heads a five-member high-powered committee of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) probing the crash, said it would come out with its findings in three-four days.

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