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Turkish Air Lt. Serkan Sağır and Pakistani Maj. Chhachhar died in the crash. DHA photo

Turkish Air Lt. Serkan Sağır and Pakistani Maj. Chhachhar died in the crash. DHA photo

Search and rescue teams have finally located the dead body of Turkish Air Lt. Serkan Sağır, who died after his T-37C training aircraft crashed Jan. 16 into the Aegean Sea off the coast of the district of Foça in the western province of İzmir.

Meanwhile, a military funeral was held for Maj. Massoud Hussein Chhachhar, 35, who was also killed in the Jan. 16 air crash, in the Pakistani city of Lahore today.

The funeral was attended by Gen. Recep Yüksel of Turkey’s Air Training Command, Turkish Ambassador to Islamabad Babür Hızlan, Punjab Provincial Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and ranking officers from the Pakistani air force.

Turkish President Abdullah Gül and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sent laurels to the funeral.
Chhachhar was training Sağır, 23, when the plane crashed into the Aegean Sea, killing both pilots.

January/25/2012

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