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The Gujarat Beechcraft incident was an event during Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 in which Pakistan Air Force shot down a civilian Indian Beechcraft commuter aircraft on September 19, 1965.[1][2] Then chief minister of Indian state of Gujarat, Balwantrai Mehta was killed in the crash along with his wife, three members of his staff, one journalist and two crew members.[1]

Qais Hussain, a flying officer during the 1965 war, was the pilot who fired on the civilian aircraft after receiving orders from his superiors. In August 2011, he wrote to Farida Singh, the daughter of the deceased Civilian pilot made this gesture via email, expressing his condolences.[3]

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