Flight Lieutenant S Achudev was born on 22nd May 1991 in Kerala. He was an ace fighter pilot. In 2017, he was posted to a Su-30 operating fighter squadron situated in Air Force Station, Tezpur. On May 23, 2017, at around 10.30 AM Flight Lieutenant Achudev along with Squadron Leader Pankaj took off in their Su-30 aircraft from Air Force Station Tezpur. They were flying as a part of an operational training task in a two-aircraft formation.
|Place of Birth||Kerala|
|Date of Martyrdom||23rd May 2017|
Their plane went off-radar at 11 AM near Doulasang, Arunachal Pradesh. A search operation was carried out but they found the wreckage on 26th May. Search and rescue teams initially found a blood-stained shoe, half-burnt PAN card, and a wallet of one of the two pilots. The fighter jet’s black-box was recovered later on by teams comprising the Army, the Air Force, and civil administration personnel.
Flight Lieutenant Achudev was a brave air warrior who was unfortunately lost in this accident. He is survived by his parents and sister.