INDEPENDENCE, OREGON – A tragic plane crash claimed the lives of three former Afghan Air Force members who were training for a commercial license in Oregon, USA. This devastating incident, which occurred two weeks ago, highlights the risks faced by former Afghan forces receiving training in the U.S.
The ill-fated crash occurred when the pilot decided to return to a small airport against the advice of his flight instructor, despite low visibility due to adverse weather conditions. This decision tragically resulted in the deaths of all three men on board.
Following the crash, the National Transportation Safety Board of America conducted a thorough investigation, which revealed no mechanical malfunctions or failures, ruling out the possibility of a technical glitch causing the accident.
The victims of the tragic accident have been identified as Mohammad Hussain Mousavi, Mohammad Bashir Safdari, and Ali Jan Fardousi, all former Afghan pilots who had resettled as refugees in the Salem area last spring. They were in the U.S. to receive aviation training and obtain their commercial licenses.
This incident serves as a stark reminder of the critical need for strict compliance with safety protocols and weather advisories in aviation. It also underscores the risks faced by former Afghan forces who are training in the U.S. and the sacrifices they make in the pursuit of peace and stability.
The tragic plane crash in Oregon claimed the lives of three former Afghan Air Force members, underscoring the importance of adhering to safety protocols in aviation training and highlighting the challenges faced by former Afghan forces seeking training in the U.S.