The Mortal Remains Of CDS Bipin Rawat And Others To Reach Delhi Soon, Black Box Recovered, Forensic Team At Crash Site

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The Black Box of the IAF Mi-17 that crashed near Coonoor near Tamil Nadu recovered by Air Force officials from the spot. The Flight Data Recorder, also called the Black Box (in fact it is coloured orange) and Cockpit Voice Recorder have been retrieved.

The black box would provide crucial data on the chain of events leading to the tragedy on the hills on Wednesday when the 63-year old Rawat, the country’s first CDS, his wife and 11 others were killed when the Mi-17VH helicopter they were travelling in crashed and went up in flames, leaving only one survivor.

Rawat was on his way to the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington to address the faculty and student officers of the staff course when the fatal mishap happened in the Katteri-Nanchappanchathram area.

13 people have died in the horrific chopper crash.

Meanwhile arrangements are being done at the Madras regimental Centre Wellington where the mortal remains of the CDS General Bipin Rawat his wife and eleven others will be kept before being taken to the Sulur Airfield.

A team of Tamil Nadu Forensic Science Department headed by Director Srinivasan arrived at the crash site near Kattery in Coonoor.

A few hours ago, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari along with Tamil Nadu DGP C Sylendra Babu visited the chopper crash site near Coonoor in the Nilgiris district.

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