The Tri-Services Court of Inquiry into the Mi-17 V5 accident on 08 Dec 21 has submitted its preliminary findings, said the IAF.
The probe team has already completed its investigation into the crash of the Russian-origin Mi-17V5 helicopter.
The experts also investigated if it was a case of disorientation by the crew when the helicopter was preparing for landing.
Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari stated that the findings of the inquiry could take a few more weeks to come out and he would not preempt any of the findings by commenting on it.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had informed Parliament that a tri-services inquiry team led by Air Marshal Manavendra Singh started investigation into the helicopter crash.
The 15 choppers that met with accidents included four Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), four Cheetah, two ALH (weapon system integrated) versions, three Mi-17V5, an Mi-17 and a Chetak.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Medical Education Minister Vishvas Sarang also paid their tributes to the decorated air warrior.
While descending, the Flight Control System had failed and led to total loss of control of the aircraft at about 10,000 feet.
A decorated air warrior, Group Captain Varun Singh died at the Air Force's Command Hospital, a week after he was seriously injured in the crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.
IAF Group Captain Varun Singh was the lone survivor of the crash in which Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika and 11 armed forces personnel were killed.
He was airlifted from Wellington Military Hospital to Bengaluru on December 9 and every effort was made to revive the injured officer
Justice Swaminathan further held that Maridhas’ post cannot be characterised as seditious.
AAG Veera Kathiravan was arguing on behalf of the Tamil Nadu police in a petition filed by Maridhas to quash the FIR in the sedition case registered against him for his social media posts.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and the chiefs of the armed forces laid wreaths on the remains of Lt Colonel Harjinder Singh.
Thousands of locals had gathered to salute the bravehearts as family members bid a tearful adieu.