Crashed IAF helicopter’s black box found; Tri-service inquiry ordered


Guwahati: In a major development, the black box also known as the flight data recorder of the Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter crashed, killing Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, his wife Dr Madhulika Rawat, and 11 other Arm Forces have been found.

The black box is now being evaluated, and it can reveal data on the helicopter’s final flight circumstances and other factors.

Though it is known as a black box, the flight data recorder is a device painted in bright orange colour that records all of the critical flight parameters and can provide detailed information on what happened to the flight before it crashed.

Meanwhile, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has ordered a tri-service inquiry to investigate the IAF’s chopper crash that claimed the lives of Gen Bipin Rawat his wife and other 11 officers.

The helicopter carrying a total of 14 passengers crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu yesterday afternoon.

The IAF helicopter crashed, killing 13 of the 14 passengers on board severely injuring one person.