Aero India: IAF honours slain Surya Kiran pilot with ‘missing man’ formation


Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets flew in a “missing man” formation at the inauguration of the Aero India 2019 here on Wednesday as a mark of respect to Surya Kiran aerobatics team pilot Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi, who was killed in a mid-air collision a day ago while practicing for the air show.

The three aircraft formation of Tejas, Jaguar and Su-30 flew past with an empty space for the leader signifying the departure of their comrade.

Recovering from the loss, the IAF said that it lost one of the finest display pilots in Gandhi, who was part of the core group of the world renowned aerobatics group.

During the exhibition, Rafale fighter jet too flew at low speed to pay tribute to Gandhi. Read More…

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