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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 57588
Last updated: 13 November 2021
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Date:04-DEC-1971
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F Mk.56
Owner/operator:37 Sqn Indian AF
Registration: BA252
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tejgaon, Dhaka -   Bangladesh
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 4 December 1971, Hunter F56 BA252 flown by Squadron Leader A B Samanta of 37 Squadron, IAF was Shot Down over Tejgaon, near Dhaka, Bangadesh (then East Pakistan) by a Pakistani Air Force F-86E Sabre

According to Indian sources "Sqn Ldr A R Samanta 5073 F(P) 37 Squadron KIA 04 Dec 1971 Sqn Ldr Samanta was carrying out a raid on Dhaka in a Hunter (BA-252) when he was shot down by AA Fire and Killed"

Sources:

http://www.warbirds.in/Crashes/crpage.php?qacid=42&qafdb=IAF&datesall=ON
http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Personnel/Martyrs/197-1-Bangladesh-War.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
14-Mar-2012 05:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
24-Mar-2012 17:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Jan-2013 05:45 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]

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