New Delhi: The preliminary report of the investigation team constituted to investigate the helicopter crash case of CDS General Bipin Rawat has come out. The report ruled out the possibility of any mechanical failure, negligence or any kind of sabotage.
Helicopter suddenly engulfed in thick clouds
According to the initial report of the investigation team, the helicopter of CDS General Bipin Rawat was on its correct route in Tamil Nadu. Suddenly there was a change in the weather and the helicopter was surrounded by thick clouds. After which the pilot lost control over it and it crashed in the mountainous area. In this accident, 14 people aboard the helicopter, including General Rawat, died.
Defense Minister apprised of investigation
Air Marshal Manvendra Singh conducted this investigation under the direction of Air Chief Marshal VR Choudhary. He apprised Defense Minister Rajnath Singh about the results of the investigation on 5 January. It was told in the report that the helicopter Mi-17V5 was flying normally while flying over the Nilgiri hills on the day of the incident.
The pilots were unaware of the impending danger
Both the pilot and the occupants were unaware of the imminent danger. Then suddenly the weather turned with great speed and the helicopter crashed in the clouds. The report has ruled out any human error or lack of navigation.
Helicopter crashed after falling on the hills
Let us inform that CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 12 officers of Army-Airforce took off from Sulur Airbase on 8 December to go to Wellington Airbase. Minutes before reaching Wellington airbase, the helicopter lost contact with the control room over the Nilgiri hills and crashed into the hills.
Many army officers were martyred
According to sources, it has been said in the report that people living in the hills made video recordings of the helicopter before the incident. This showed that the helicopter was flying at a low altitude and the sky was overcast. Among those killed in the incident were Brigadier LS Lidder, Defense Advisor to General Bipin Rawat, Lt Col Harjinder Singh, Staff Officer to the Chief of Defense Staff and Pilot Group Captain Varun Singh.