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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:2 Sqn Indian AF
Registration: IE-1206
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Amritsar -   India
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
On 13 September 1965, over Amritsar, F/L Narinder Kumarís (mis-heard as Bhapinder, Gum) Gnat was shot and damaged in a dogfight with PAF F-86E flown by F/L Bhatti and claimed as such. India initially claimed that the injured pilot F/L N.K. Malik and the aircraft landed at Halwara base, where the pilot was found dead due to wounds suffered in combat. Later it was changed that the plane had trim override and crashed into Ground during egress. Pakistan always claimed that the aircraft was shot and damaged and crashed due to damage sustained.

F-86 Sabre: the operational record by Jackson, Robert Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994 ISBN: 9781560985310
Battle for Pakistan: The Air War of 1965 by Fricker, John Published 1979 by Ian Allan Ltd. ISBN: 9780711009295

Revision history:

14-Jul-2011 23:49 Dr.John Smith Updated [Registration, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
23-Jul-2011 14:16 Anon. Updated [Registration, Operator, Source, Narrative]
14-Apr-2013 14:01 Nepa Updated [Operator]
29-Oct-2013 10:15 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]

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