Fg Offr Vaidyanathan Ganesan, Indian Airforce

Fg Offr Vaidyanathan Ganesan, KC

On 12 March 1961, Fg Offr Ganesan while on instrumental flying decided to abandon the aircraft due to a major malfunction. He noticed a village in the immediate vicinity. He therefore chose to stay with the aircraft in an attempt to steer it clear of the village. He lost his own life whilst attempting a crash landing.