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The Bangladesh Air Force is in mourning after Squadron Leader Mohammad Asim Jawad died in a tragic training accident on Thursday. The Yakovlev Yak-130 aircraft he was piloting crashed due to a mechanical fault.

Squadron Leader Jawad was a highly respected officer, completing a demanding five-month training program at the Flying Instructors School (FIS) in Tambaram, India in Dec 2021. This grueling No. 151 Qualified Flying Instructors Course (QFIC) is a testament to his dedication and commitment to excellence.

Squadron Leader Jawad stood out amongst his peers, graduating as one of 54 new Qualified Flying Instructors. The course, known for its rigorous academic and flight training, attracted participants from various branches of the Indian Armed Forces and friendly foreign nations. Notably, Squadron Leader Jawad was awarded the Chief of Air Staff’s Trophy for Best in Fixed Wing Flying, a true mark of his exceptional piloting skills.

The Bangladesh Air Force has lost a talented and promising pilot in Squadron Leader Jawad. His passion for flying and dedication to service were an inspiration to his colleagues. The details of the accident are still under investigation, but his bravery in attempting to steer the aircraft away from populated areas has been acknowledged.

Squadron Leader Jawad’s passing leaves a void in the Bangladesh Air Force. His memory will be cherished by his colleagues, family, and the nation he served with such dedication.