The crash could have been averted had a few precautions been taken. The Bell-430 in which YSR left Hyderabad was 11 years old and doubts have been raised about its airworthiness. The pilot took off in a bad weather. The helicopter did not have a satellite phone connection, which made the tracking of the aircraft difficult.

V. Ramjee,

Chennai

The chopper crash that killed YSR raises many disturbing questions, especially on the airworthiness of the aircraft and the flight path permitted in inclement weather conditions.

A. Thirugnanasambantham,

Coimbatore

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