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Jet Crash: IAF Pilot Ronald Serrao Killed In Jaisalmer, Rajasthan


 
Published Date: 20 Jan, 2007 (7:22 AM)

By Team Mangalorean

Mangalore Jan 19: The mortal remains of Ronald Kevin Serrao who was killed in a tragic IAG Jaguar crash at Pokhran range on 18th January 2007 are expected to arrive in Mangalore on Saturday, 20th January 2007.

Speaking to media persons, Lt Col John Serrao's brother Mr. Gregory Serrao informed that, Ronald usually comes for Christmas every year but this year he came a little early during Christmas as he had to attend his colleagues wedding.

Very recently married to Deepika, also a flight Leiutenant, on 29th April 2006, Ronald's demise has been a shock to his family.  Close persons who knew him said that Ronald was very brilliant and was a gold medalist.  Loved by everyone because of his nature, Ronald's demise has left his family and friends devastated.  Born on 17th January 1981, Ronald had completed his 26th birthday just two days ago. Ronald had joined the NDA(National Defence Academy, Pune) and became a commissioned officer in 2000.  He is the son of John Serrao and Dr. Jessica Serrao.

Presently the father is working in INEX services Men's ICHS clinic. His mother Jessica Serrao also works as a doctor in the same clinic.

The flight training which usually takes place at Delhi was shifted to Jaiselmer, Rajastan because of bad weather.  Immediately after take off, there was a blast and the flight crashed.

Gregory Serrao also informed media that the body will be flown to Mangalore by special aircraft tomorrow  

Earlier reports:

A Mangalorean air force pilot hailing from Kulshekar was killed when an Indian Air Force (IAF) Jaguar combat jet crashed in Rajasthan on Thursday 18 Jan 2007.

Twenty-six years old Ronald Serrao son of John Serrao a former lieutenant colonel in Indian Army of Kulshekar is the unfortunate victim who died in the crash.

It is learnt that, the aircraft manned by Ronald, had taken off from the Nal air force base in north Rajasthan and crashed at 4.40 pm at the Pokhran range near Jaisalmer in west Rajasthan, over 600 km from state capital Jaipur, during target practice exercise.

"The aircraft was on a routine range training flight. The pilot sustained fatal injuries in the crash," the spokesman said, adding a court of enquiry had been ordered into the accident. "So far, there are no reports of loss of civilian life," he said.

This is the first IAF crash this year. Seven jets had crashed last year. They included three MiG-29s, two MiG-21s, a MiG-27 and a Suryakiran of the IAF's aerobatic display team.

In addition, two Suryakirans were involved in a close shave during a display over Ahmedabad but both managed to land safely.

In June, the IAF had called a press conference to announce its lowest ever accident rate in four decades of 0.44 per cent for every 10,000 flying hours.


Gregory Serrao

Family can be contacted at 0824-2231923/ 9343561405.

By Our Correspondent
(additional inputs from IANS)

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Raju ram suthar,jaisalmer, India Nov 23, 2012
This aircraft crashed near my village delasar.We were coming from school when we heard a sound of blast at 4:18pm. We ran to place which is 3km away from our village. We saw crashed plane and dead body of pilot.
A big damage for country....
Jai hind
baby(India), India Sep 26, 2012
whenever i saw their pics i hav always tears in my eyes. its very tough decision to live your life alone,definitely she's very bravo girl.may god bless her and give strength.
rest in peace ronald
Nithil Nirmal,Kannur, India Jun 28, 2012
..Jai Hind
Alfred Titto Tom, Singapore Jun 27, 2012
I really want to praise Deepika, who was so strong even in this toughest time of her life. I was unable to see a drop of tear from her eye. I know she was weeping inside, from her heart, But hat's off to this lady.

Jai Hind
vaishali, India Jun 22, 2012
I was very very shocked to see the braveness of the young lady....who was stubborn enough to fight against her emotions.....SALUTE TO U MA'AM!!!!!
sundeep thapa, India Jun 12, 2012
Great persons remain alive in our hearts..
RAMAN MANALE maharashtra, India Jun 7, 2012
I really cried when i saw this on FB. Jai hind to the family who suffered this loss but i got inspiration too to do something so that lives can be saved in these unfortunate circumstances.letc c.........
Ashish, Antarctica May 3, 2012
corrupt indian politicians should be made to fly these FLYING COFFINS!!
they dont even care about the military personnel! let alone the civilians of this country. all they care about is their looted money stashed in swiss banks!!
manish, USA Apr 11, 2012
I really cried when i saw this on FB. Jai hind to the family who suffered this loss but i got inspiration too to do something so that lives can be saved in these unfortunate circumstances.letc c.........
Ulka, India Apr 10, 2012
Deepika, I saw your photograph on FB especially those pursed lips...............and I cried and cried and cried!!!!!
Miss Shivi, India Apr 9, 2012
Here I really want to praise Deepika, who was so strong even in this toughest time of her life. I was unable to see a drop of tear in her eye. I know she was weeping from inside, from her heart, But hat's off to this lady.
I am proud to be an Indian & proud to be born in this country who has daughter like Deepika.
Ma'am, You are my mentor. I wold like to meet you someday.
Salute to you ma'am
Jai Hind
Maj Shaurya Vardhan , India Apr 8, 2012
Ronald joined N Sqn,NDA and I was two courses senior to him.He was very polite,courteous and well mannered.That was the first impression.He was really good in academics as well as sports especially swimming.He was quite popular amongst his coursemates.
His accident was shocking and has left a deep impact on all his friends and comrades.The loss suffered by The Serrao Family is irreparable.May The Almighty give strength to the bereaved family and may Ronald's soul rest in peace.
Yamini, India Feb 7, 2010
Ronnie bhaiya & i studied in the same school in chennai.He was the best in academics & swimming.My dad & Uncle were collegues in chennai.We miss u bhaiya.May god give strength to uncle,aunty ,Kenneth bhaiya & Deepika.
Sqn Ldr Vikram Singh, India Dec 19, 2009
Kevin was a good friend and a course junior to me in NDA N Sqn.a very hard working, sincere and had a good sense of humour. A topper from his batch who always strive to achieve the best.
His loss has left a large void among friends coursemates and air force.My condolences with the grieved family and with Deepika in particular.
may almighty rest his soul in peace.
Ratsy, India May 23, 2009
We will miss you "Ronald Kevin Serrao"....
 

 
 
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