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Pilot killed in air force plane crash

By JT - Mar 31,2016 - Last updated at Mar 31,2016

Muath Bani Fares

AMMAN – A Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) pilot was killed and another was injured when their Hawk aircraft crashed early Thursday during a training mission, according to an army statement.

The statement by the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army identified the killed pilot as Major Muath Bani Fares and the injured as Captain Sharaf Al Tafour. 

The statement did not give details on the reason of the crash.
Bani Fares was 33 years old and married with three children. He is from the village of Ashrafiyah in the Koura District in Irbid, some 65 kilometres north of Amman, Ahmad Thyabat, a resident of the same village, told The Jordan Times. 

He will be laid to rest on Friday in his hometown, Thyabat said, adding the father of the fallen pilot is a retired major general and a former assistant to the director of the Public Security Department. 


The man said residents of the entire district of Koura were saddened by the tragic news. 

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