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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173199
Last updated: 20 October 2020
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Time:c. 16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C-45F Expeditor
Owner/operator:Gujarat State Government
Registration: VT-COO
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Suthri, Gujarat -   India
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Ahmedabad (AMD)
Destination airport:Mithapur airstrip
The aircraft crashed after being hit by gunfire from a Pakistan Air Force F-86 during the war between India and Pakistan. It was carrying four passengers and three crew. It had drifted off course to the north but was well within Indian air space when it was attacked. The passengers included Gujarat's Chief Minister Mr Balwantrai Mehta (66) and his wife.

El Litoral 20 September 1965, p1

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Revision history:

22-Jan-2015 19:10 ABN397 Added
16-Jun-2015 15:21 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Sep-2020 15:56 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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