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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 94222
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:14-SEP-1965
Time:
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
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Punjab region -   India
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shot down by a Pakistani North American F-86E Sabre. According to Pakistani sources, Squadron Leader N.K Malik was hit inside Pakistan airspace in air-to-air combat. Pilot tried to return to base, but died inside India, whilst still in flight, and the aircraft crashed. Indians claimed that the aircraft returned to India and pilot died after landing his aircraft.

Sources:

http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/article_324.shtml
http://www.warbirds.in/Crashes/crpage.php?cur=50&qacid=AL&qafdb=IAF&datesall=&fmdate=1&fmmonth=1&fmyear=1965&todate=31&tomonth=12&toyear=1965
http://www.pakdef.info/pakmilitary/airforce/war/claims.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jul-2011 23:49 Dr.John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
16-Jul-2011 10:39 Anon. Updated [Registration, Operator, Source]
14-Apr-2013 14:03 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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