Fathinejad, founder of flight unit of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp's
Basij, was killed when an ultra-light airplane crashed in Garmsar, southeast of
Tehran, sources said.
Captain Majid Fathinejad, 51, and a female trainee named Hosseininejad were killed in the incident, according to a Red Crescent official.
Both passengers were reportedly alive when the plane crashed, but they failed to get themselves out of the burning plane.
Nejad was also CEO of Paravar Pars, manufacturer of ELA-7S Gyrocopters in Iran.