Two Air Force Pilots Killed in Plane Crash at Peshawar Air Base

Two Pakistan Airforce (PAF) pilots were martyred earlier yesterday in a plane crash at the Peshawar Air Base. While the reason behind the PAF FT-7 PG trainer aircraft crash is not known yet, the aircraft reportedly crashed while landing following a routine training operation at around 11:40 am after which an emergency was declared at the airport.

The pilots tried to save the plane as they tried to land on the runway, however, due to technical difficulties, they could not prevent the aircraft from crash-landing near the customs landing runway.

Soon after the crash, the rescue operation was started, however, the two pilots passed away as rescue officials fought to control the fire and cleared the runway to prevent further damage.

 

Wing Commander Umar Shaheed

Wing Commander Umar Shaheed

Flying Officer Israr Shaheed

Flying Officer Israr Shaheed

Flying Officer Israr Shaheed

According to sources, Wing Commander Umar and Pilot Officer Israr were onboard the aircraft for a training mission. Both embraced martyrdom following which, the Air Headquarters has formed an inquiry board to look into the matter and find out the cause of the crash.

 

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  • Adeel Rehman

    إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ

  • Rana Khalid

    Bohat afsos howa hai Allah Tala in 2 ko Jahnnat m Alla derja Ata Farmay or in k Gar walo ko saber jameel Ata Farmay Ameeen

  • Dr Sahar

    إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ

    Kindly dont use world ‘KILLED’. Either use ’embraced shahadat’ or ‘martyred’ in head title of news.

    • Hassan Has

      Why? They weren’t shot down or anything. The plane was possibly the problem, so how were they martyred?

      • Dr Sahar

        According to sources, Wing Commander Umar and Pilot Officer Israr were onboard the aircraft for a ‘training mission’.

        Reporter used the word martyre in whole article except in headline.

  • Junaid

    Sad loss. I wonder why they did not use their ejection seats. Life of a pilot is way more valuable than the jet.