Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?


Wing Commander Sunil Kumar Chopra

Service No & Branch 5124 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- -- Commissioned: 01 Apr 1956 Course: 68 Course
Service End: Retired on 14 Sep 1992
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1977
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Fg OffrSunil Kumar Chopra5124 GD(P)Award Date 29 Oct 1959Announced 15 Aug 1960
Details :

On the 29th October 1959, Flying Officer Chopra displayed great presence of mind in skillfully maneuvering a Dakota aircraft of which one engine had to be feathered when in flight over most difficult mountain terrain. Although the aircraft was continuously losing height he managed to land it safely and thus saved the crew and the aircraft from certain disaster. His courage and skill when faced with a dangerous situation were in the best traditions of the Air Force.

Unit : 43 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 20th August 1960 - No.47-Pres/60 dated 15th August 1960

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
03 Feb 1962Dakota C-47HJ-883Sqn Ldr Sunil Kumar Chopra
Flt Lt Viney Kapila
43 SqnFL riverbed at Pulwa
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