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Type:Silhouette image of generic GNAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Folland Gnat F Mk 1
Owner/operator:Indian Air Force (IAF)
Registration: IE-1200
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Bangalore -   India
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Hindustan aerodrome/Bangalore
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Crashed in an open field about 1,5 miles from Hindustan factory and caught fire after take-off on pre-delivery test flight: violent pitch oscillations preceded the fatal crash. The flight was a drop tank test flight. Pilot Sqn Ldr. Jagat M. Lowe (35) did not eject in an effort to control the aircraft.

The Indian Express 20 June 1962, p1

Revision history:

14-Jul-2011 23:42 Dr.John Smith Added
16-Jul-2011 01:20 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
24-Jul-2011 01:58 Dr.John Smith Updated [Nature, Narrative]
03-Mar-2013 12:50 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 09:23 Xindel Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
02-Jan-2019 14:37 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Jan-2019 14:42 TB Updated [Location]
07-Oct-2020 15:55 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities]
18-Jun-2021 17:28 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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