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Narrative: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.
Folland Gnat F.Mk 1
|Owner/operator:||2 Sqn Indian AF|
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|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/article_324.shtml http://www.pakdef.info/pakmilitary/airforce/war/claims.html http://www.warbirdsofindia.com/Crashes/crpage.php?qacid=43&qafdb=IAF&datesall=ON
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
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