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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 170825
Last updated: 4 December 2021
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Date:03-SEP-1965
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-1083
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Pasrur -   Pakistan
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pathankot, India
Destination airport:
Narrative:
During initial phase of the 1965 war on 3 September an IAF Gnat, piloted by Squadron Leader Brij Pal Singh Sikand, landed at Pasrur, an abandoned Pakistani airstrip and was taken PoW. A PAF Lockheed F-104 Star-fighter is credited with forcing the Gnat down.

According to some sources, however, the Gnat landed at Pasrur in error, due to the pilot having to make an emergency landing, believing that he is landing at an abandoned airfield safely on indian side of the India/Pakistan border

This Gnat is displayed as a war trophy in the Pakistan Air Force Museum, Karachi.

Sources:

http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/article_324.shtml
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1965_India_Pakistan_War#Aerial_warfare
http://www.pakdef.info/pakmilitary/airforce/war/wargallery/images/iaf_gnat.jpg
http://www.warbirds.in/Crashes/crpage.php?qacid=43&qafdb=IAF&datesall=ON


Revision history:

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21-Sep-2019 07:37 Anon. Updated [Date, Narrative]

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