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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 170825
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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:23 Sqn Indian AF
Registration: IE-1083
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Pasrur -   Pakistan
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Pathankot, India
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
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.


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

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