Defense Ministry confirms crash of L-39 type instructional aircraft


Algeria-A L-39-type fighter plane crashed Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in an uninhabited area in Sidi Ghanem, wilaya of Oran, causing the death of the pilot of the aircraft, indicates the the Ministry of National Defense on Thursday in a statement .

“A training aircraft type (L-39) under the Air Base Tafraoui / 2nd Military Region crashed yesterday, March 13, 2019 at 21h10 in an uninhabited area in Sidi Ghanem, wilaya of Oran. We deplore the death of the pilot of the aircraft,” said the statement.

Following this tragic incident, the Lieutenant General of the Army, Deputy Minister of National Defense, Chief of Staff of the National People’s Army presents his sincere condolences, expressing his deepest sympathy to the Chahid family, and praying to Allah the Almighty to grant him His mercy.

He also ordered the opening of an investigation to clarify the causes and circumstances of the crash.





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