Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Wing Commander Chandrashekhar Madhukar Jayawant

Service No & Branch 13587 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 09 Feb 1974 Course: 111 Course
Service End: Retired on 04 Jan 1996
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Jul 1991
Training and Other Courses Attended
42 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1972
Badges Qualified
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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.

Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Shaurya Chakra
Flt LtChandrashekhar Madhukar Jayawant13587 F(P)Award Date 12 Oct 1980Announced 26 Jan 1981
Details :

On the 12th October, 1979, Flight Lieutenant Chanrashekhar Jayawant was ferrying as Ajeet aircraft from Hindon to Srinagar. While he was at some distance from the airfield at an altitude of 1400 meters, he experienced a sudden loss of power which soon resulted in a flame out. Despite this emergency, he maintained his composure and took stock of the situation in a professional manner. When his two attempts to relight the engine failed and he realized that the usual low key entry on to the runway was not possible because of the inadequate height of his dead engine aircraft, he decided to land against traffic. He informed the Air Traffic Control to keep the run way clear for his proposed landing and successfully accomplished the first deadstick landing on a Ajeet, without any damage to the Aircraft.

In this action, Flight Lieutenant Chandrashekhar Jayawant displayed courage, presence of mind and professional skill of a high order.

Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India , 18th April 1981 - No.28 - Pres/81 dated 26th January 1981

Additional Notes

Remarks: Blue Skies Podcast Note added: 2022-01-15
Blue Skies Podcast:S1Ep12: CM Jaywant - Saving an Ajeet and chasing an eclipse

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