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Flight Lieutenant Chendira Cariapa Bopanna

Service No & Branch 7700 GD(P)

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Date of Birth: 17 Jan 1942 Commissioned: 28 Oct 1963 Course: 85 Course
Service End: Died in Service 30 Jun 1969
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
30 Jun 1969Packet C-119Flt Lt Chendira Cariapa Bopanna +
Fg Offr Fali Jal Irani +
12 SqnCr Burhere 27km from

Additional Notes

Remarks: By W/C CC Appanna Note added: 2018-05-21
Flt. Lt. Bopanna was part of No.12 SQN posted at Agra. His SQN CO was Wg. Cdr. Sardar Amanullah Khan [4424 F(P)]Dt. of Death: 30 June 1969 at 16:05 hrs. (as per death certificate issued by IAF).-------Circumstances of death/accident: He was the pilot in command of the aircraft (Fairchild Packet C-119) that took-off from Nagpur and was returning to Agra.His co-pilot was Fg. Offr. Phiroz Jehangir Irani [8187, F(P)].Near Agra they encountered bad weather and were caught in a severe dust storm. They were asked by ATC to divert to Jaipur but the aircraft broke-up mid air and crashed, killing all on-board.

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