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Gen Rawat’s Helicopter Crash By Bad Weather, No Conspiracy By External Factors: IAF Inquiry

Gen Rawat's helicopter crash happened due to the error of the pilot in cloudy weather as per the findings by the investigating team. The investigating team finds that " the accident was a result of entry into clouds due to an unexpected change in weather conditions. This led to spatial disorientation of the pilot resulting in a Controlled Flight Into Terrain CFIT". The investigating team reaches this conclusion after the analysis of the Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder. Along with it, the team kept questioning the witnesses present near and on the spot of the accident. Helicopter's Crash IAF Inquiry Report : The International Air Transport Association (IATA), CFIT is denoted as accidents that occurs in-flight collisions with terrain, water, or another obstacle ...

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Appointment Of New CDS To Be Declared Soon, List Of Possible Names Submitted To Defense Minister

After the untimely death of Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat with his wife in a helicopter crash on December 8 in Tamil Nadu, now the central government has started the exercise to make the next appointment to this vacant post. Officials said on Friday that the list of possible names prepared on the basis of the recommendations of the three services for the post would soon be sent to Defense Minister Rajnath Singh for his approval. After getting permission from the Defense Minister, this list will be sent to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, which will take a final call on the appointment of the new CDS. According to a report by news agency PTI, officials said that the central government is finalizing a panel to select the successor of General Bipin Rawat. Seni...

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