Flt Lt Madhusudan Ray, Indian Airforce

Flt Lt Madhusudan Ray, KC

On 12 Oct 1961, Flt Lt Ray had to crash land a Dakota aircraft owing to loss of power immediately after take-off from Barrackpore airfield. There were a number of multistoreyed buildings in the vicinity and a crash into these would have caused extensive damage to life and property. Flt Lt Ray displayed airmanship and professional competence in averting this disaster. He lost his own life in the crash landing.