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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 94216
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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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:18 Sqn Indian AF
Registration: E-1257
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Srinagar, Jammu, Kashmir -   India
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
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.


Revision history:

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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