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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 57626
Last updated: 31 August 2021
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Date:02-APR-2004
Time:13:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic JAGR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
SEPECAT Jaguar IS
Owner/operator:Indian Air Force (IAF)
Registration: JS1..
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gund, Sonmarg Valley -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Srinagar/ 14 Sqn (12:34)
Destination airport:Ambala AB
Narrative:
Two IAF Jaguars from Ambala crashed into mountains in the Himalayas on April 2nd 2004. The Jaguars were part of a 4-ship formation conducting low-level training when then encountered bad weather about 30 minutes after takeoff. The aircraft went missing over Gund in Sonmarg Valley, around 40 to 50 km north-east of Srinagar. Wreckage and body of F/L Gagan Oberoi located next day.
Both collided when pilots failed to maintain the mandatory 0,5 mile (1km) seperation on entering cloud. As a result, when Lt Gagan Oberoi deviated from his flight path, he flew straight into Lt Mayak Aggarwal's aircraft.

Sources:

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20040403/main4.htm
http://www.warbirds.in/Crashes/crdetails.php?crno=788
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20040404/main1.htm
http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/web1/04apr04/news.htm#2
AFM AUG 2004


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
06-Jul-2011 00:14 Dr.John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
06-Jul-2011 00:14 Dr.John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
17-Jul-2011 01:18 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
14-Apr-2013 13:26 Nepa Updated [Operator]
08-Jun-2021 19:03 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
09-Jun-2021 07:46 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Jun-2021 06:43 TB Updated [Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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