It was learned that the NF-5 plane belonging to the Turkish Air Force's demonstration team, Turkish Stars, crashed during its training flight in Konya.
It was learned that the aerobatic team of the Air Forces, the Turkish Stars' NF-3 aircraft, crashed during the training flight at the 5rd Main Jet Base Command of the Turkish Air Force in Konya. It was learned that many police, ambulance, fire brigade and AFAD teams were dispatched to the scene. The accident was confirmed with the statement made by the Ministry of National Defense. In its statement, MSB reported that our pilot, who was using the plane, was martyred. Stating that the necessary investigation has been initiated on the subject, the Ministry of National Education, in his statements,
“An NF-5 aircraft belonging to our Air Force, which made a training flight in Konya, suffered an accident at 14.15:XNUMX for an unknown reason. The necessary investigation has been initiated on the subject.
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. "
gave place to his statements. After the accident, President Erdoğan and Defense Industry President Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir also expressed his condolences.
It was reported that the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov, sent a letter of condolence to the Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar and the Chief of General Staff General Yaşar Güler.
About NF-5 Aircraft
The NF-1987s, which have been used in the Turkish Air Force since 5, were selected as the most suitable aircraft for aerobatic flight thanks to their flight systems and performances during aerobatics. When the world aviation literature is reviewed, it is seen that the design of the F-5 aircraft is defined as the most suitable aircraft design for supersonic jet flight.
Within the scope of the project initiated in August 1 by Eskişehir 1993st Air Supply and Maintenance Central Command, some changes were made to the aircraft. The modifications and changes made to the nine NF-5A and one NF-5B aircraft allocated to the Turkish Stars Aerobatic Team were completed in July 1994 and delivered to the unit. In addition to the renovations made, a three-axis VTR (camera recording system) system was added to the aircraft in 2000 in order to increase the effectiveness of post-flight performance evaluations. Turkish Stars have been performing their shows with NF-2010 5 aircraft, which have been modernized since 2000.