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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25979
Last updated: 28 October 2019
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Time:11:30 LT
Type:Westland Wapiti Mk IIA
Owner/operator:1 Sqn RIAF
Registration: J9738
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:15
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Hub River, a few miles from Karachi -   India
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Karachi, Sindh Province, India
Destination airport:
8.1.35: Westland Wapiti IIA J9738 Crashed during military manoeuvres into a column of soldiers at Nushki, Balochistan, a few miles north of Karachi, on the Banks of 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.



Revision history:

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]

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