Unexpected weather conditions caused Bipin Rawat’s Chopper crash: Probe report

The inquiry ruled out sabotage, mechanical failure and negligence as probable causes of the accident.

Unexpected weather conditions caused Bipin Rawat’s Chopper crash: Probe report

The Tri-service court probe that the government ordered to investigate the Chopper crash that killed Indian Chief of Defence Staff and 13 other people revealed in its preliminary findings that the crash was caused by unexpected weather changes in the hilly terrains of Connoor.

“The accident was a result of entry into clouds due to unexpected change in weather conditions in the valley. This led to the pilot's spatial disorientation resulting in Controlled Flight into Terrain," a statement issued by the defense ministry said.