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Squadron Leader Minoo Ruci Wadia

Service No & Branch 9006 F(P)

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Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 24 Dec 1964 Course: 91 Course Entry Mode : Direct
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 1978 Voluntary Retirement
Remarks :
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Jul 1974 - 01 Jun 1976Flt LtDelta Sqn, National Defence AcademyKhadakvasla Divisional officer
17 May 1976 - 19 Sep 1977Flt LtDte Agri AviationDelhi Junior Pilot
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal
Flt LtMinoo Ruci Wadia9006 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Minoo Ruci Wadia has been serving with an Operational Squadron since October 1969. He has 2,000 flying hours to his credit out of which 1,400 hours are on operational flying. On the 11th September, 1970, he was detailed to fly from Allahabad to Bangalore. After becoming airborne, when approximately 135 miles south of Begumpet, he experienced loss of propeller control on the starboard engine. The aircraft which was fully loaded began to lose height rapidly. He controlled the aircraft on asymmetric power and reduced the loss of height to the minimum by ejecting the jettisonable load and diverted the aircraft to Cuddappah airfield for an emergency landing. This airfield was inadequate for landing the aircraft, but there was no alternative. During the landing run at Cuddappah, the engine reverse pitch did not function in time. After rolling for about 600 yards, he found that the nose wheel steering had also failed with the resultant loss of directional control. Inspite of these mechanical failures, he remained cool, and skillfully brought the aircraft to a safe halt within the short space available.

Unit : 48 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th May 1973 - No.28 - Pres/73 dated 26th January 1972
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