Washington: The manufacturer of Bell helicopters has offered its assistance to Indian authorities in probing into the crash of the Bell-430 chopper which claimed the lives of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajashekhar Reddy and four others.
"We have offered our assistance to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation," Bell Helicopter spokesman Gregory Hubbard told reporters.
He, however, refrained from responding to any other question related to the crash of the helicopter.
Reddy, his Special Secretary P Subramanyam, Chief Security Officer A S C Wesley, and two pilots were killed when their helicopter crashed on a hillock in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday.
The Civil Aviation Ministry and the DGCA have begun investigation into the crash.