World Desk, Tech for FTCP, Islamabad
Updated Tue, 15 Sep 2020 12:07 PM IST
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A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) aircraft crashed near Pindigheb, Attock during a routine training mission. Pilot ejected safely: Pakistan media
– ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2020
According to Pakistan media, the PAF said in a statement that an Air Force aircraft crashed at Pindigheb in Stuck during a routine training mission. The statement said that no casualties were reported during this period. It said, the pilot pulled himself out safely. So far, there is no news of any loss of life or property on the land.
The PAF said a board has been constituted to investigate the cause of the accident which will investigate the incident. Significantly, this is the fifth such incident since the beginning of this year.
In March, the PAF's F-16 aircraft crashed near Shakarperian in Islamabad during rehearsals for the parade. One wing commander died in the accident. A PAF trainer plane crashed on 12 February during a routine training mission near Takht Bhai in Mardan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It was the third PAF training aircraft that crashed on a routine training mission in less than two months.
In the same month, a PAF Mirage aircraft, which was on a routine operational training mission, crashed near the Lahore-Multan motorway. In both cases the pilots were safely ejected. Earlier in January, a PAF aircraft crashed on a training mission near Mianwali. During this time both the pilots who were flying it were killed.