|Date of Birth:||27 Jul 1944|
|Date Commissioned||28 Oct 1963||Course||85 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 31 Jul 1994|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Flt Lt||Rohiton Burjor Framjee||7706 GD(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1970|
|Details :|| |
Flight Lieutenant Rohiton Burjor Framjee has been employed in a transport Squadron since October 1966. He has to his credit 2,600 hours of flying out of which he flew about 900 hours during one year at times flying 100 hours a month. On 17th September 1968, while taking off at full all-up take off weight the jet pack caught fire and its rear portion flew off. The aircraft was in such a critical stage that the take off could not be abandoned. He courageously continued with the take off, controlled the engine fire and landed back the aircraft safely. Again, on 8th January 1969, soon after take off in a transport aircraft at maximum take off weight, when several passengers were on board, he experienced an abnormal vibration with a severe blurring of the instrument panel because of the port outer tyre burst. He immediately decided to land the aircraft on the remaining runway length, which was not much. He skillfully managed to stop the aircraft at the O.R.P. During this run of only 600 yards, the inner left tyre had also burst and soon after the port brake caught fire. Mustering the available personnel and using the portable fire extinguishers on board the aircraft he quickly controlled the fire and thus saved valuable lives and an aircraft. Once again, during an engine failure in a forward area he skillfully controlled the emergency, completed the mission and subsequently carried out a single engine safe landing at base.
Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Rohiton Burjor Framjee displayed courage, professional skill and determination.
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1970 - No.16 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970|