Lieutenant Kiran Shekhawat, Killed in Dornier Crash, is the First Woman Officer to Die in the Line of Duty.
Lieutenant Shekhawat s husband is also a naval officer and an instructor in the Naval Academy in Ezhimala in Kerala. They had married about two years ago.
The body of Lieutenant Shekhawat was found inside the fuselage of the aircraft by Navy. Early this morning, the wreckage of the Dornier was found about 60 metres under the sea.
Lieutenant Shekhawat was unable to come out of aircraft, a senior officer said and added the cause of crash will be determined by Board of Inquiry.
Born in 1988, Lieutenant Shekhawat s father retired from the Navy as Master Chief Petty Officer and her brother is also sailor with the Navy.
She was extremely focused and disciplined officer, a senior Navy officer told.
Lieutenant Kiran Shekhawat was also part of the Navy Woman Officer Contingent – the first ever all-woman officer contingent – that participated in this year’s Republic Day Parade.
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