Helicopter accident: Investigation of eyewitnesses' phone started, video of crash was made

CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 others were killed when a Mi-17VH helicopter crashed in Coonoor's Kateri-Nanjappa Chatram area on Wednesday.

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Coonoor: The mobile phone of the person who made the video of the helicopter crash of CDS Bipin Rawat near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu has been sent for forensic examination. CDS General Bipin Rawat and 12 others were killed in this accident.


Videos taken from a Wedding Photographer who shot helicopter’s video

Joe, a Coimbatore resident, who took photographs and videos of wedding ceremonies, had gone to the Katteri area of ​​the hilly Nilgiri district on December 8 to photograph his friend Nazar and his family members. Curiously, he had recorded a video of the helicopter on his mobile phone minutes before the accident. The video of the helicopter disappearing in the fog had gone viral on social media. The district police has sent Joe's mobile phone to the forensic lab in Coimbatore as part of the investigation in the case.


Interrogation of eyewitnesses

According to the police, investigation is also being done to find out why the photographer and some others had gone to the dense forest, which is a restricted area due to the movement of wild animals. Meanwhile, the police department has sought information related to the temperature and weather of the day of the accident from the Chennai Meteorological Department. Police are also questioning eyewitnesses to gather clues about the accident.


Left alone Group Captain Varun Singh

General Rawat, his wife and 11 others were killed when a Mi-17VH helicopter crashed in Coonoor's Kateri-Nanjappana chatram area on Wednesday. Indian Air Force officer Group Captain Varun Singh, who survived the accident, is undergoing treatment in Bengaluru. The condition of Group Captain Varun Singh still remains critical.