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Wing Commander Ravi Dutt Avasthi

Service No & Branch 8117 F(N)

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Date of Birth: 24 May 1941 Commissioned: 31 Dec 1963 Course: 26 NAV Course
Service End: Died in Service 07 Mar 1994 (53 Years age)
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Fg Offr : 31 Dec 1964Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985
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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.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

09 Aug 1984 - 02 Oct 1986Wg CdrNo.2210 SquadronAdampur Commanding Officer
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Additional Notes

Remarks: Note Note added: 1994-04-21
On 7- 3-94, an AN-32 aircraft was authorised to fly an Air Maintenance sortie in the Ladakh area. While flying at a height of 27,000 feet, it experienced explosive decompression resulting in a loud bang and the cockpit misting up. When the cockpit had cleared the other crew members noticed that the Navigator's observation Bubble had burst. The Navigator, Wg. Cdr. RD Awasthi, was missing, apparently having been sucked out due to the sudden decom-crossion. The aircraft immediately aborted the mission and carried out a safe land-ing at Leh without any further damage. Extensive aerial search by helicopters were made but the missing naviga'or Wg. Cdr. Awasthii could not be located. Source: Rajya Sabha

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