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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 57639
Last updated: 30 March 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic JAGR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Owner/operator:16 Sqn Indian AF
Registration: JS161
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, -   India
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Gorakhpur AB, India (GOP/VEGK)
Crashed at Bichhiya, India, while on landing approach to Gorakhpur, after tailchute deployed prematurely. Pilot on a Ferry Flight to Gorakhpur.

On approach at Gorakhpur, the Tail Chute deployed by accident. The ATC warning was not heard as R/T was non functional. As aircraft lost height pilot ejected.

Pilot - Flt Lt Chauhan - ejected safely, but two killed on the ground.


Flight International 24-30 April 1996

Revision history:

10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
11-Jan-2009 10:27 harro Updated
11-Jul-2011 01:03 Anon. Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Aug-2011 12:16 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Apr-2013 13:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]

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