Andhra CM YS Rajasekhara Reddy dies

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Kurnool: Congress sources have claimed that Andhra Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy is dead after the helicopter crash. Five dead bodies have been found in the debris.

Air tragedies not new for political leaders

Andhra CM YSR Reddy missing: Complete Coverage

From Wednesday till now -

- The chopper took off at 8.45 am for Chittoor and was scheduled to arrive at 10.45 am. Earlier reports suggested that the chopper had landed in the middle of thick forest, said to be affected by the Maoist activities.

- Air Traffic Control (ATC) sources said the chopper went off the radar due to heavy rains. The helicopter lost contact with Air Traffic Controller at the Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad and since then there has not been any contact with the Chief Minister.

- There has been no contact with the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, whose helicopter has been missing since 9:30 am after he took off from Hyderabad Wednesday monring, Home Ministry sources said earlier. "There has been no contact established with the helicopter," sources in the ministry said. Helicopters involved in the search had been called back due to bad weather but foot search will continue. 600 CRPF jawans were deployed for the search operation.

- Massive search operations were launched with seven Air Force helicopters and 5000 CRPF personnel pressed to find the Chief Minister and others aboard the chopper.

- Search operations were aborted because of bad weather in the area, which in any case is a challenge due to dense forest. The area is said to be infested with Naxals and Tigers.

- The air-search operations began at 6.00 to 6.30 on Thursday morning and there are reports of YSR's chopper being located. There is no news of survivors yet.


now its confirmed central govt confirmed(ahmed patel)
this shudnt had happend very big lost for our state
he was a great CM and Human being.
May his Soul rest in peace

sorry guys i cudnt stop mmy self from posting another Topic


In the zone
This remind me the Sanjay Gandhi's tragic end..May his soul rest in peace..
This is the time for the peoples of Andhra to unit as one, make the state foremost of all fields in India..It will be the testing time for the
State Congress leaders to recoup the loss of stalwart like YSR..


Bad to the bone
RIP YSR & Others!!! :(

I don't think there is any connection; choppers in India have lately become flying coffins. This chopper had an emergency landing before (while flying Dalai Lama).
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