Flt Lt Anil Kumar Mathur, Indian Airforce

Flt Lt Anil Kumar Mathur, KC


On 25 Nov 1980, he was air testing a Marut aircraft and found a serious malfunction of the right engine and aircraft control system. On lowering the undercarriage, he could not even maintain level flight which further aggravated on lowering of flaps for landing. He chose to land the aircraft rather than abandon it at a great risk to his own life.