Bad weather likely factor behind General Bipin Rawat's helicopter crash: Report
New Delhi : The Air Force's enquiry into the chopper crash of CDS Bipin Rawat, that killed him and 11 other officers on board, has been completed and will be submitted soon.
No official statement has been recorded from either government or Air Force in the matter, but a media report has claimed that bad weather was the probable reason behind the crash.
There has also been no statement or explanation so far on whether pilot-error was the underlying cause of the accident or whether rules for operating within clouds in hilly areas were disregarded.
The report mentioned that the possibility of technical errors or mechanical defaults have been ruled out.
The inquiry team is currently being advised by the Air Force's legal department in finalising the report, which is expected to be submitted to Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari within five days.
Gen Rawat, his wife Madhulika, and 10 armed forces personnel, including Brigadier LS Lidder, the General's top aide, were killed outright after their chopper crashed into Tamil Nadu's Coonoor region.