HAL to Analyse Black Box of Crashed ALH Dhruv

Published: 27th July 2014 05:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th July 2014 05:34 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited will analyse the black box of Air Force's ALH Dhruv chopper that crashed on Friday, killing seven military personnel including two officers, to find out the exact reasons behind the mishap.            

"The black box of the chopper would be analysed at an HAL facility in Bangalore to find out the exact reasons behind the crash," Defence sources said here.        

The data of the black box would be crucial as the pilot had given an emergency call before crashing in Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh while going to Allahabad from Bareilly, they said.           

The HAL is the original equipment manufacturer of the ALH Dhruv helicopter.    

The chopper had taken off from Bareilly at 1553 hours and crashed around 1657 hours after losing radio and radar contact with ground stations.

Meanwhile, IAF chief Arup Raha today visited Bareilly to pay homage to the personnel who lost their lives in the crash.    

A Wing Commander, Squadron Leader, Junior Warrant Officer, Sergeant and an LAC along with two Corporals were killed in the crash.

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