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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25979
Last updated: 25 July 2020
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Date:08-JAN-1935
Time:11:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic wapi model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Westland Wapiti Mk IIA
Owner/operator:1 Sqdn Royal Indian Air Force (RIAF)
Registration: J9738
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:15
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Karachi -   Pakistan
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Drigh Road Airfield
Destination airport:Drigh Road Airfield
Narrative:
Crashed during military manoeuvres into a column of soldiers a few miles north of Karachi, on the banks of the Hub river. The pilot and observer escaped with injuries, but at least 15 soldiers were killed and 11 injured. Some were badly mutilated by the propeller.

Both crew - A.C. Abdul Salaam (observer) and Flying Officer Harish Chandra Sircar (pilot) - were injured. Later the pilot, Flying Officer H.C. Sircar, was court-martialed and dismissed from the force.

Sources:

1. http://www.warbirds.in/Crashes/crdetails.php?crno=WW20002
2. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1314901/
http://www.santafe.gov.ar/hemerotecadigital/diario/16967/
4. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accmisc.htm
Jenaer Volksblatt 10 January 1935


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
15-Jan-2015 12:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
18-Feb-2015 13:40 ABN397 Updated [Date, Time, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 09:19 T.Taylor Updated [Time, Operator]
11-Jan-2017 19:42 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Dec-2018 16:29 TB Updated [Operator]
14-Feb-2019 19:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Feb-2019 12:34 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
27-Jul-2019 10:27 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
17-Oct-2019 08:54 Anon. Updated [Location]
28-Oct-2019 08:46 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]
11-Jan-2020 19:30 ABN397 Updated [Operator]
12-Jan-2020 07:36 ABN397 Updated [Narrative]
18-Mar-2020 17:30 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Apr-2020 19:29 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
25-Jul-2020 18:39 Cobar Updated [Operator, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport]

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