Sabotage ruled out in Mi-17 V5 chopper crash that killed CDS Rawat

Sabotage ruled out in Mi-17 V5 chopper crash that killed CDS Rawat

Sabotage ruled out in Mi-17 V5 chopper crash that killed CDS Rawat

New Delhi, Jan. 14 (Delhi Crown): The court of enquiry which investigated into the Mi-17 V5 chopper crash on Dec 8 killing chief of defence staff (CDS) Bipin Rawat and 13 others, has ruled out sabotage.

In its preliminary findings, the tri-services analysed the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder and ruled out any mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as a cause of the accident, said the Indian Air Force on Friday.

It said – “Accident was a result of entry into clouds due to unexpected change in weather… This led to spatial disorientation of the pilot resulting in Controlled Flight into Terrain. Based on its findings, Court of Inquiry has made certain recommendations which are being reviewed.”

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