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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137438
 
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Date:09-NOV-1960
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic GNAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Folland Gnat F Mk.1
Owner/operator:23 Sqn Indian AF
Registration: IE-1102
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Palam -   India
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Palan
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Flt Lt. Raj Kumar Mehta 4102 F(P), While flying a Gnat on 9 Nov 60, He encountered a Bird Hit while on his landing finals at Palam. This resulted in the Engine Flaming Out. Mehta did not eject but attempted a landing in a bid to save the aircraft. Unfortunately The Gnat crashed killing him.

Sources:

http://www.warbirds.in/Crashes/crdetails.php?crno=35


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Jul-2011 01:20 Dr.John Smith Added
12-Feb-2012 12:21 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]

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