INDEPENDENCE, Oregon – A tragic plane crash claimed the lives of three former Afghan Air Force members who were in Oregon training for a commercial license. The incident, which occurred two weeks ago, highlighted the risks faced by former Afghan forces training in the U.S. and the importance of strict compliance with safety protocols in aviation.
The ill-fated crash happened when the pilot, against the advice of his flight instructor, decided to return to a small airport despite low visibility due to adverse weather conditions. The decision resulted in the tragic incident, causing the deaths of all three men on board.
Following the crash, the National Transportation Safety Board of America conducted a thorough investigation, revealing no mechanical malfunctions or failures. This ruling out the possibility of a technical glitch causing the accident.
The victims have been identified by the Oregon state police as Mohammad Hussain Mousavi, Mohammad Bashir Safdari, and Ali Jan Fardousi. These men were 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 reminder of the critical need for 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.
Ultimately, the tragic plane crash in Oregon emphasized the importance of prioritizing safety and following expert advice, as well as the dedication of former Afghan forces seeking to contribute positively to society.