Sqn Ldr Deepak Yadav, Indian Airforce

Sqn Ldr Deepak Yadav, KC


On 28 Sep 1976, he was flight testing an aircraft to examine a specific problem area which he himself had identified. During the course of airtest the aircraft experienced structural failure and loss of control. The aircraft crashed and Sqn Ldr Yadav lost his life in the cause of test flying. Earlier, he had flown 20 operational missions deep into enemy territory during Indo-Pak conflict in 1971. Sqn Ldr Yadav displayed unflagging zeal and devotion to duty.