The Official Twitter Account of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of National Defence confirmed, that today one NF-5 from Konya airbase crashed, and the pilot sadly perished. Altough not mentioned, the sole operator of the type in Turkey is the Türk Yildizlari (Turkish Stars) demo team. Not known at the moment if the pilot was training for the demo program.
The pilot of our Air Force’s NF-5 aircraft, which was crash-damaged during the training flight in Konya, was martyred. We extend our condolences and patience to our Hero Pilot, God’s mercy, his grieving family, the Turkish Armed Forces and the Great Turkish Nation.
One of our NF-5 aircraft, belonging to our Air Force, which made a training flight in Konya, suffered an accident at 14:15 for an unknown reason. The necessary investigation has been initiated on the subject.
Konya’da eğitim uçuşu sırasında kaza kırıma uğrayan Hava Kuvvetlerimize ait NF-5 uçağımızın pilotu şehit olmuştur. Kahraman Pilotumuza Allah’tan rahmet, kederli ailesine, Türk Silahlı Kuvvetlerimize ve Yüce Türk Milletine başsağlığı ve sabır dileriz.