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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 94216
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:14-DEC-1971
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic GNAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Folland Gnat F Mk.1
Owner/operator:18 Sqn Indian AF
Registration: E-1257
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Srinagar, Jammu, Kashmir -   India
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shot down by Pakistan AF F-86E near Srinagar at 07:50 hours. Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon
ejected, but was killed. He was the first and the only awardee of highest Indian gallantry award - Param Vir Chakra (PVC), posthumously.

Sources:

http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/article_324.shtml
https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/iafs-su-30-mki-crashes-one-pilot-dead.25915/
http://web.archive.org/web/20121025182700/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/Folland_Gnat.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jul-2011 23:42 Dr.John Smith Updated [Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
14-Apr-2013 14:00 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]

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