An Indian Air Force Mi17 helicopter has crashed. 13 people including India's Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat and his wife were killed in the accident. Let me tell you that the black box and flight data recorder of the helicopter have now been recovered to ascertain the cause of the accident. In fact, the exact cause of the accident can be ascertained only after checking the black box and flight data recorder.
Tell all of you that today Wing Commander R. A special team of 25 Air Force officers led by Bhardwaj has recovered the black box and now the forensic team is about to start investigation. The army team is said to have been conducting a search operation since morning to widen the scope of the search. Let us know what happens black box- Black box is going to tell data about the final flight status and other aspects of the helicopter. Although it is called a black box, the flight data recorder is painted in bright orange and records flight data and conversations in the cockpit.
Let me tell all of you that further forensic examination of the remains of the helicopter also reveals whether there were external causes of the accident. At the same time, group captain Varun Singh, directing staff at Defence Services Staff College in Wellington, Tamil Nadu can also provide direct information about the flight. Let us also inform you that Indian Air Force Group Captain Varun Singh is undergoing treatment at the Military Hospital in Wellington after nearly 80 per cent of the burns.