Missing Chopper

  • Do politicians force suicidal chopper rides? May 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Dorjee Khandu joined a long list of politicians, who died in similar aerial accidents, that includes YS Rajasekhara Reddy, Sanjay Gandhi, Madhavrao Scindia, Lok Sabha speaker GMC Balayogi, S Mohan Kumaramangalam, OP Jindal, Surendra Singh, Dera Natung and C Sangma. But who is to blame for the accidents? Is...
  • Why it took so long to find Dorjee's chopper May 5, 2011

    The crash site is at 17000 feet at a place called Lugutang, which is 16 km from Tawang. ...
  • Arunachal CM's chopper search looks at 3 areas May 2, 2011

    Itanagar: Braving inclement weather, security forces on Monday focussed their search operations on three pin-pointed locations along the Indo-Bhutan border to trace the helicopter carrying Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and four others. The ground and aerial search was stepped up at the Eaglenest Bird Sanctuary and Nagajan area in...
  • Search for YSR lasted over 24 hours: Too much too late? September 4, 2009

    New Delhi: The hunt for YS Rajasekhara Reddy's crashed chopper lasted for 24 hours with all the resources of the state and Centre concentrated in Andhra Pradesh’s Nallamala forest. IAF Sukhois, remote-sensing planes, elite commandos and 6,000 CRPF men were put into service, but was it too much too late?...
  • Rescue teams comb Naxal areas in search of YSR September 3, 2009

    Hyderabad: India's biggest search and rescue operation to locate Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajashekhara Reddy in the dense Nallamalla forests and hills stretching across Kurnool, Prakasam and Kadapa districts resumed at the crack of dawn on Thursday. Helicopter search operations had been called off in the night because of...
  • Chopper carrying YSR was airworthy, says Andhra govt September 3, 2009

    Hyderabad: The Bell 430 helicopter that went missing on Wednesday with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy on board had a valid airworthiness certificate, the state government maintained. Chief Secretary P Ramakant Reddy said that the aircraft had been issued a certificate of airworthiness by the Directorate General of Civil...
  • Hunt for YSR: Low-flying aircraft to pick metal signals September 3, 2009

    The Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh, Ramakant Reddy spoke to CNN-IBN about the search and rescue operation which was to continue through the night in search of the missing chopper carrying Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YSR Reddy amongst others. A low-flying aircraft was deployed with the facility to pick signals...