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Flight Lieutenant Hasheer Hameed

Service No 29736 Branch F(P)
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Date Commissioned 16 Dec 2007 Course 180 Course
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtHasheer Hameed29736 F(P)Award Date 25 Jul 2010Announced 15 Aug 2011
Details : Flight Lieutenant Hasheer Hameed (29736) Flying (Pilot) is on the posted strength of a Chetak/Cheetah Helicopter Unit since 11 Aug 08. The pilot has a total experience of 660 hrs. On 25 Jul 10, Fit Lt Hameed was detailed as captain of the Chetak helicopter Z-1810 for its ferry flight from Air Force Station Sirsa to Air Force Station Hindon. While the helicopter was being flown at 2000 feet and was 30 nautical miles out of Sirsa, he experienced loss of height and uncontrollable yaw of the helicopter from its flight path. The engine revolutions per minute (rpm) were seen reducing to 25000 from a normal operating rpm of 33500. Considering the limitation of the height at which the helicopter was being flown, the options available with Fit Lt Hameed were very limited. He promptly analysed the grave emergency and using all his professional skills, successfully maneuvered the helicopter away from an inhabited part of a village and low tension electrical cables to force land the helicopter. His actions of carrying out a force landing were very precise, which indicated quick and clear thinking in the face of a dynamically changing emergency situation around him. These prompt and courageous actions not only saved the helicopter but also averted a major damage to a village on the ground. After the forced landing, he saw flames coming out of the engine. Even though he was fully aware of the grave danger involved in going close to an engine on fire, he disregarded his personal safety and was eventually successful in extinguishing the engine fire with water brought from the nearby tube well. In spite of having limited experience of only 280 hrs as Captain on the helicopter, he displayed superior situational awareness and emergency handling skills. Due to his thorough understanding of the situation, backed with profound knowledge of the machine, he kept the situation under control and initiated correct recovery actions. He exhibited professional composure befitting an air warrior and quickly arranged for security of the helicopter and also informed the Air Force authorities of the incident and for quick retrieval of the helicopter. For display of exceptional flying skills, courage and professionalism in saving an aircraft and averting a major catastrophe on the ground, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)' to Flight Lieutenant Hasheer Hameed.
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Reference : Air Force Day Booklet