Finally, the truth came out!
An inquiry into the crash of General Bipin Rawat's helicopter has been completed and an inquiry report will be submitted to the Air Force chief next week.
Inquiry into Coonoor helicopter crash completed.
Bad weather is the main reason behind the accident.
New Delhi: Amid much speculation as to how the helicopter of the country's first defense chief, General Bipin Rawat, crashed, an inquiry into the crash has been completed and it has been concluded that bad weather was the main reason behind the crash. The inquiry committee headed by Air Marshal Manvendra Singh has sent its report to the law department and the report will be handed over to the Air Force chief next week.
The Indian Air Force's Mi-17V5 helicopter crashed on December 8 in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. All 14 people in the helicopter, including General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat, were killed in the crash. The country was shaken by this tragedy. A court of inquiry was immediately ordered in the matter. The inquiry was headed by Air Marshal Manvendra Singh. Manvendra's team went to the spot and inquired into the incident and a report has been prepared. Although no official information was given by the Air Force, the committee concluded that bad weather was the main reason behind the accident.
There was thick fog in the Coonoor area on the day of the accident. As a result, visibility was low. It is said that the accident may have happened due to the helicopter deviating from it. The committee's report is currently being sent to the law department for legal advice and will be handed over to the Air Force chief next week. The inquiry committee has recorded the answers of all the officers concerned in connection with the accident. The accident happened in a forest near Uttar Pradesh. Information has also been taken from eyewitnesses there. A video surfaced shortly before the crash. The mobile has also been verified by contacting the person. The black box was seized from the scene. The data is also included in the report.