Chronological Listing of Pakistan Air Force

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Lockheed T-33
Losses and Ejections

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
Friday
20th August 1971

Pakistan Air Force
Lockheed T-33
'Bluebird'.
  No. 2 Squadron
Air Force base, Masroor, Karachi
PAF M. Matiur Rahman attempted to fly the aircraft to join the liberation movement of Bangladesh. His fellow pilot Minhas Shaheed regained control of the aircraft that subsequently crashed killing both crew.

Although the aircraft and crew were both from Pakistan, Rahman is seen by some in Bangla Desh as one of their first aviator losses.
[Bangla Desh Air Force did not exist before 21st September 1971]

no ejections


Instructor pilot, M. Mati-ur Rahman died in crash
Shaheed in Bangla Desh

Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas
died in crash
Shaheed
no ejections


Pakistan postage stamp issued to commemorate Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas
Plt. Off. Rashid attempted to stop his East Pakistani instructor from hijacking the aircraft to India. Aircraft brought down 32 miles short of the Indian border

15th December 1971
Pakistan Air Force
Lockheed T-33       Destroyed on ground    
15th December 1971
Pakistan Air Force
Lockheed T-33       Destroyed on ground