The inquiry team is currently being advised by the Air Force's legal department and the report is expected to be submitted to Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari in five days
The Air Force's inquiry into the chopper crash that killed CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 armed forces personnel is almost complete and will be submitted soon, sources told NDTV Sunday.
Neither the Air Force nor the government has made any statement yet on the probe or its report, but sources indicate that reduced visibility due to bad weather may have contributed to the crash.
There has also been no statement or explanation so far on whether pilot-error was the underlying cause of the accident or whether rules for operating within clouds in hilly areas were disregarded.
Sources said the Court of Inquiry - led by Air Marshal Manvendra Singh, the country's top helicopter pilot - believe the pilot of the MI-17v5 that crashed in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiri hills on December 8 may have been left disoriented by inclement weather and accidentally flown into terrain.