Introduction

Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed (Nishan-i-Haider) was born on 17 February, 1951. He was commissioned as a pilot in the Pakistan Air Force. Pilot Officer Minhas was taxing for take-off on a routine training flight when an Instructor

Rashid Minhas


Professional Achievements


Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed (Nishan-i-Haider) was born on 17 February, 1951. He was commissioned as a pilot in the Pakistan Air Force. Pilot Officer Minhas was taxing for take-off on a routine training flight when an Instructor Pilot forced his way into the rear cockpit, seized control of the aircraft and took off. When Minhas realized that the absconding pilot was heading towards India, he tried to regain control of the plane but was unable to do so.

Knowing that it meant certain death, he damaged the controls and forced the aircraft to crash thirty two miles short of the border on 20 August 1971. He died at the age of 20.