Masood! You were never fallen… You never will…

Sequel to the post: http://www.maddojazar.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/masood-a-dear-course-mate/

Sqn Ldr Syed Masood Hussain Shaheed, Sitaara Basalat was born on 26 August, 1977. He received his education from Central Model School, Lahore and Govt. College University Lahore. After intermediate he reported to PAF Academy Risalpur in 1996.

On 16 January, 2012, while he was in Turkey as instructor pilot, his aircraft (D-137 aeroplane) crashed during training near the Azmeer Airbase in Turkey Tuesday. This was an unfortunate incident, in which his Turkish under-training pilot Lt Serkan Sar (picture below) also crashed. A portion of the wreckage of the trainer aircraft was found in the sea near Izmir (Turkey). His funeral was held at Turkish Air Force Base Izmir, and later at PAF Base Lahore.

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As a mark of close relations between Pakistan and Turkey and high esteem and respect for the Shaheed officer, Turkish Air Chief Gen. Mehmet Ertem specially flew to Izmir to participate in the funeral services. Land Forces Commander of the Aegean Region, Izmir Air Base Commander and all officers of the Base paid homage to the Shaheed officer. Wrapped in Pakistani and Turkish flags, his body was flown to Pakistan on a special plane. The Shaheed officer was on an exchange posting to the Turkish Air Force.

Later, the Shaheed was buried with full military honours in his native town Baseerpur (Okara).

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