Indian Coast Guard Pilot Penny Chaudhary Dies A National Heroine!

Gurjeet Verma / Shailesh Kumar,
Karnal/ New Delhi, 10 March 2018

Assistant Commandant Penny Chaudhary, co-pilot of the Indian Coast Guard Chetak helicopter, which carried out emergency landing of the CG Helicopter CG 803 after it developed technical snag away from the populated area near Murud in Raigad on March 10 succumbed to injuries on 27 March 18. She was admitted at the naval hospital INHS Asvini in south Mumbai Colaba area after suffering from head injury.

“It is very unfortunate that we lost Penny in such a tragic way. She was the love and light of our house. She made supreme sacrifice to the nation and that makes us very proud”, said Roop Chaudhary, brother of martyred pilot.

Assistant Commandant Penny Chaudhary_Indian_Coast_Guard
Indian Coast Guard Assistant Commandant Penny Chaudhary

The young lady officer joined Indian Coast Guard in Dec 2013 and was a native of Karnal, Haryana. The young officer has recorded 555 hours of flying hours to her credit. She was a brilliant, soft spoken officer who was popular among her colleagues for her professionalism and social conduct.




It may be recalled that officer, with her presence of mind and professional handling of the incident could manoeuvre the helicopter for safe landing and ensured Safety of the other Crew members.

Assistant Commandant Penny Chaudhary's mortal remains wrapped in tricolour
Assistant Commandant Penny Chaudhary’s mortal remains wrapped in tricolour

Assistant Commandant Penny Chaudhary is second lady pilot of India who sacrificed her life in the line of duty.

Flight Lt. Harita Kaur Deol died in an Avro HS-748 crash on 25 December 1996 along with 24 other Air Force Personnel, near a village of Andhra Pradesh. She was the first woman pilot of Indian Air Force to fly solo at the height of 10,000 feet on 2nd September 1994.

The young officer will be deeply remembered by the Coast Guard fraternity for her commendable devotion to duty and selfless service towards the nation.

Martyr Pilot Penny Chaudhary

Martyr Pilot Penny Chaudhary




Indian Coast Guard Pilot Penny Chaudhary was weaving dreams for her future married life before he died in tragic accident
Indian Coast Guard Pilot Penny Chaudhary was weaving dreams for her future married life before he died in tragic accident

 

National Defence pays tribute to the young pilot Penny who sacrificed her life in the line of duty. RIP Penny. Jaihind.

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