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Published on 27 Jun 2009 | over 7 years ago

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Courtesy Rahat Minhas: this is conversation between Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas and air control at PAF Base Masroor around 1130 am on August 20, 1971 (transcript below).

Rashid's aircraft, whose call sign was 166, got hijacked and he crashed it in order to prevent its crossing into India (it was carrying only him and the hijacker). He was posthumously awarded the highest military award, Nishan-i-Haider, and this recording was broadcast in a radio documentary about him soon afterwards.

A visitor ("PureHoney") has kindly provided the following transcript although some of the words may still be doubtful:

0:23 "166 is Hijacked" (Rashid Minhas´╗┐ Shaheed)
0:30 "166 Hijacked" (Rashid Minhas Shaheed)
0:38 "Hijacked by whom, over" (Control Tower)
0:40 "166 is Hijacked" (Rashid Minhas Shaheed)
0:42 "Hijacked by whom" (Control Tower)
0:50 "By whom, over" (Control Tower)
0:52 "166 is Hijacked" (Rashid Minhas Shaheed)

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