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Squadron Leader Rishi Prakash Vasisht

Service No & Branch 4347 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 03 Nov 1930 Commissioned: 30 Aug 1952 Course: 58 Course
Service End: Died in Service 16 Jul 1963 (33 Years age) Aircraft Accident Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 07 Sep 1953Flt Lt : 07 Sep 1957
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrRishi Prakash Vasisht4347 GD(P)Award Date 14 Mar 1963Announced 26 Jan 1964
Details :

Squadron Leader Rishi Prakash Vasisht was in NEFA and J & K areas for a period of seven years. On 14th March, 1963, he was detailed for a supply dropping mission in an An-12 transport aircraft in Ladakh area. While flying, he experienced tremendous strain on the flying controls, owing, as was discovered later, to the snapping of the elevator train cable. The aircraft nosed up violently and started to climb with a dangerous drop in airspeed. At this moment, Squadron Leader Vasisht displayed a commendable sense of airmanship and presence of mind in assessing the cause accurately and taking necessary corrective measures, saving the aircraft and bringing its crew to safety.

Squadron Leader Vasisht displayed courage, devotion to duty and professional skill of a high order.

Unit : 44 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India 1st February 1964 - No.20 - Pres/64 dated 26th January 1964.

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
16 Jul 1963Antonov An-12BL-533Sqn Ldr Rishi Prakash Vasisht +
Flt Lt Percy Anthony Newnes +
25 Sqn Fg Offr BS Puri, Fg
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