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. 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.
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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Laskar, Rezaul (10 August 2011). "Pak Pilot's Remorse for 1965 Shooting of Indian Plane". magazine. http://news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?730835. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
- ↑ "Pakistan pilot's 'remorse' for 1965 shooting down". BBC. 10 August 2011. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14481483. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
- ↑ "Pak pilot writes to kin of Indian he killed in 1965". The Times Of India. 11 August 2011. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-08-11/india/29875863_1_transport-aircraft-pilot-condolence.
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