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Group Captain Philip Thomas

Service No 20743 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 16 Jun 1990 Course 145 Course
Service End No Details
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrPhilip Thomas20743 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2011Announced 26 Jan 2011
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Additional Notes

Remarks: Flight Safety Note added: 0000-00-00
ON 16 Nov 09, Wg Cdr Philip Thomas 20743-G F(P) and Sqn Ldr V Sharma 26708-S F(P) were authorised to fly a LSH sortie in a MiG-21 aircraft. After take off, on selecting undercarriage lever up, the landing gear failed to retract with associated indication on T-6 panel going off. Immediately, the undercarriage lever was selected down but still no indications of the undercarriage position were available in the cockpit. Subsequently, trim, main and booster hydraulic warning lights were also seen going off in the cockpit with angle of attack lights behaving erratically. An undercarriage check was carried out subsequently, in which the landing gear was reported down. Flaps and airbrakes were found non operational. A precision approach was executed. On landing, the chute did not deploy and antiskid did not function as well. Despite all abnormalities the aircraft was safely decelerated. Wg Cdr Philip Thomas and Sqn Ldr V Sharma displayed a high degree of professionalism and averted a potentially hazardous situation.