General Bipin Rawat's helicopter crash: a big disclosure in the investigation report

The initial report of the CDS Bipin Rawat Helicopter Crash Case has come out. In this report, a big disclosure has been made about the cause of the incident.


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 fine 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 said 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.

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, Defence Advisor to General Bipin Rawat, Lt Col Harjinder Singh, Staff Officer to the Chief of Defence Staff and Pilot Group Captain Varun Singh.