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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173011
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Date:04-SEP-1933
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic wapi model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Westland Wapiti Mk IIA
Owner/operator:1 Sqn RIAF
Registration: J9486
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Padidan, Naushahro Feroze district of Sindh province -   India
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Padidan, Naushahro Feroze district of Sindh province
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 04.09.33: Crashed during Spin at Padidan, Naushahro Feroze district of Sindh province, India (at approximate co-ordinates 2646 North, 6817 East). Both crew, Air Force Pilot Officers Bhupendra and Amarjeet Singh (both aged 22) were killed. 1st Fatal Accident of the Indian Air Force. P/O Amarjeet Singh was in the second cockpit

Sources:

1. http://www.warbirds.in/Crashes/crdetails.php?crno=WW20001
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?14310-Wapiti-J9486-India-a-Mystery-solved
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20120205031312/http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/History/1930s/Wapitis.html
4. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accmisc.htm
5. https://forum.keypublishing.com/forum/historic-aviation/140804-westland-wapiti-iia-engine-variant-question-see-attached-image
6. http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Database/Aircraft/J9486


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jan-2015 12:41 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Jun-2015 09:13 Yety Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
14-Feb-2019 02:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
22-Apr-2020 19:29 INV Updated [Operator, Operator]

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