Incident Westland Wapiti Mk IIA J9738,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25979
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Date:Tuesday 8 January 1935
Time:11:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic wapi model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Westland Wapiti Mk IIA
Owner/operator:1 Sqn RIAF
Registration: J9738
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:15
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:few miles north of Karachi, on the banks of the Hub river. -   Pakistan
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Drigh Road, Karachi
Destination airport:RAF Drigh Road
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Crashed during military manoeuvres into a column of soldiers a few miles north of Karachi, on the banks of the Hub river. The pilot and observer escaped with injuries, but at least 15 soldiers were killed and 11 injured. Some were badly mutilated by the propeller.

Both crew - A.C. Abdul Salaam (observer) and Flying Officer Harish Chandra Sircar (pilot) - were injured. Later the pilot, Flying Officer H.C. Sircar, was court-martialed and dismissed from the force.


Jenaer Volksblatt 10 January 1935

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
15-Jan-2015 12:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
18-Feb-2015 13:40 ABN397 Updated [Date, Time, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 09:19 T.Taylor Updated [Time, Operator]
11-Jan-2017 19:42 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Dec-2018 16:29 TB Updated [Operator]
14-Feb-2019 19:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Feb-2019 12:34 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
27-Jul-2019 10:27 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
17-Oct-2019 08:54 Anon. Updated [Location]
28-Oct-2019 08:46 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]
11-Jan-2020 19:30 ABN397 Updated [Operator]
12-Jan-2020 07:36 ABN397 Updated [Narrative]
18-Mar-2020 17:30 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Apr-2020 19:29 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
25-Jul-2020 18:39 Cobar Updated [Operator, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport]
17-Oct-2020 09:51 T.T.Taylor Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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