The mortal remains of the Flying Officer Suraj Pillai of the Indian Air Force, who was killed in a MiG-21 crash on August 2, were brought to Naval Air Station Kochi (INS Garuda) at 5:15AM today. His body was then taken to Aluva near Kochi where it was cremated with military honours. Flg Offr Pillai was 24 years old. R.I.P., brother.
PHOTO 1: The Mortal Remains of Flying Officer Suraj Pillai being transported from the IAF Aircraft at INS Garuda. PHOTO 2: Captain Himanshu Sapre, Commanding Officer INS Garuda paying respects at INS Garuda. PHOTO 3: The Final Military Honours for Flying Officer Suraj Pillai.
Courtesy Cdr Roy Francis / DPR
Sent on my BlackBerry® from Vodafone
Labels: Accidents, AIR FORCE, Aircraft And Helicopters, Photographs