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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137428
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Date:04-JUN-1960
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic GNAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Folland Gnat F.1
Owner/operator:AATU Indian AF
Registration: IE-1063
MSN: FL13
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:IAF Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (KNU/VICX)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Sqn Ldr A Sudhakaran 3937 F(P) was test flying a Gnat aircraft at Kanpur when the engine flamed out at Low Altitude. Though he could have escaped using his ejection seat, Sudhakaran decided to save the aircraft by forcelanding it. However He crashed and was killed. Sqn Ldr Sudhakaran was awarded the Kirti Chakra Medal Posthumously

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20121025182700/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/Folland_Gnat.htm
2. http://www.warbirds.in/Crashes/crdetails.php?crno=34
3. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/folland.pdf
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanpur_Airport


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jul-2011 23:49 Dr.John Smith Added
16-Jul-2011 01:20 Dr.John Smith Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
19-Sep-2011 02:42 757 Updated [Cn]
06-Jun-2015 09:22 Xindel Updated [Operator]
23-Jun-2018 19:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source]

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