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‘Pilot Error’ in Cloudy Weather caused Gen Bipin Rawat’s Helicopter to Crash, says Investigation Team

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On Saturday, the inquiry team investigating the matter found that a Pilot error in cloudy weather caused the chopper crash that led to Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat‘s death last month.

“The accident was a result of entry into clouds due to an unexpected change in weather conditions in the valley. This led to spatial disorientation of the pilot resulting in a Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT),” after analysing the Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder and questioning other available witnesses the team determine the most probable cause of the accident

Court of Inquiry submitted its preliminary findings

According to a report by NDTV, the Tri-Services Court of Inquiry, which is led by India’s top helicopter pilot Air Marshal Manvendra Singh, submitted its preliminary findings. The Court of Inquiry has ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage, or negligence as a cause of the accident.

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It said, “Based on its findings, the Court of Inquiry has made certain recommendations that are being reviewed.”

IAF Chopper crash occurred last month due to cloudy weather

An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter carrying Gen Rawat, his wife Madhulika, and 12 other armed forces personnel from the Sulur Air Force base to the Defence Staff Services Colleges in Wellington, had unfortunately crashed on December 8 to which CDS Gen Rawat, his wife, and 11 others lost their lives.

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