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PAF F-16 jet crashes at Islamabad; martyred pilot

PAF F-16 jet crashes at Islamabad; martyred pilot

Web Desk March 11, 2020 HomeLatestPakistan PAF F-16 jet crashes in Islamabad; pilot martyred Listen Play Mute Current Time 0:30/ Length 1:03 Share Fullscreen Output Ratings Pakistan Air Force F-16 aircraft crashed in Islamabad during the rehearsals of March 23rd parade, a force spokesman said Wednesday.
Wing Commander Noman Akram supported martyrdom at the incident, according to a PAF spokesman.
Rescue teams have been dispatched towards the site of the crash, he said.

A board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the accident, the statement said.
"The Pakistan Air Force declares with regret that the PAF F-16 aircraft crashed near Shakarparian, Islamabad, during the rehearsals of the March 23 parade," the statement said.
Last month, a trainer aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed near Mardan. A Mirage aircraft had crashed near Shorkot city of Punjab's Jhang district the week before.

According to a press release, the PAF trainer aircraft crashed on a routine training mission near Takht Bhai. The pilot safely ejected the aircraft before it fell.

The PAF said the aircraft that crashed the week before had been used for training by the air force and crashed on a routine operational training mission. The official added that no loss of life was reported in the accident.

In addition, two PAF pilots were martyred in January after a training aircraft crashed near the M M Alam Base in Mianwali. According to the air force spokesperson, the PAF FT-7 aircraft was also "on a routine operational training mission" when it crashed near Mianwali.

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