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Wing Commander Anil Kumar Mathur

Service No & Branch 13591 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 09 Feb 1974 Course: 111 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 1996 Nick Name :
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

12 Feb 1975 - 31 Aug 1975Plt OffrNo.10 SquadronJodhpur Squadron Pilot
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Kirti Chakra
Flt LtAnil Kumar Mathur13591 F(P)Award Date 25 Nov 1980Announced 26 Jan 1981
Details :

On the 25th November 1980, Flight Lieutenant Anil Kumar Mathur was authorised to air test a Marut aircraft. On getting airborne, he experienced excessive skid to the right. Flt Lt Mathur initiated corrective action which failed to stabilise the aircraft. He also observed that the temperature of the right engine had significantly dropped following the engine failure and the position of the tail plane setting was abnormal.

When Flight Lieutenant Anil Kumar Mathur decided to execute an immediate landing, he experienced a total hydraulic failure which made the controls and other systems inoperative. Consequently, on lowering the undercarriage, he found it very difficult to maintain level flight as trimmer was inoperative and on the lowering of the flaps for landing, he had to use his full physical strength to control the aircraft. Subsequently, he succeeded in landing the aircraft safely and made it available for fault investigation.

Flight Lieutenant Anil Kumar Mathur thus exemplary courage, presence of mind and professional competence of a high order.

Unit : 220 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 4th April 1981 - No.?? - Pres/81 dated 26th January 1981

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
12 Jun 1982HF-24 MarutD-1211Flt Lt Anil Kumar Mathur
Martin Baker List Lo
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