Saturday, July 14, 2012

Cessna 172 Skyhawk

Photo shows the wreckage of a crashed four-seat Cessna 172 Skyhawk training plane on the outskirts of Qazvin city

An Iranian pilot and co-pilot have been killed after their single-engine plane crashed while on a training flight in the country’s northwestern province of Qazvin.

The four-seat, high-wing fixed-wing Cessna 172 Skyhawk aircraft went down on the southeastern outskirts of Qazvin city - located some 165 kilometers (102 miles) northwest of the capital Tehran - on Thursday, IRNA quoted an informed source who wished to remain anonymous.

The instructor and the trainee were identified as 42-year-old Ali Fakhr and 26-year-old Baqer Baqeri respectively.

There were no immediate reports of any casualties on the ground.

The aircraft reportedly belonged to a local flying club named Me’raj Aviation Academy and crashed moments after takeoff.

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