Service: Air Force

Last Rank: flight lieutenant

Date of Martyrdom : Jun 04, 2003

Flight Lieutenant AS Jamwal

Flight Lieutenant AS Jamwal, A MiG-21 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed on Wednesday morning shortly after take off from Uttarlai Air Base in Rajasthan killing the pilot 0n June 4, 2003. IAF sources said Flight Lt A S Jamwal was killed after the aircraft caught fire soon after take off and plunged into a nearby field in Barmer. The MiG-21 was carrying out a low-level flying manoeuvre when the pilot apparently lost control and the fighter aircraft crashed near Sinadhari in Barmer district at about 0715 hrs. There was no casualty on the ground as the fighter crashed in an uninhabited area. The aircraft was of type 75 variant which are one of the earliest MiG-21 to be inducted into the IAF and are in the process of being phased out.

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Source
  • http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2003/06/12/stories/2003061200141800.htm
  • http://www.rediff.com/news/2003/jun/04mig.htm
  • http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Database/Accidents/details.php?crno=2003006
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