Breaking: PAF Trainer Jet Crashes Near Pindigheb

A trainer jet of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has crashed near Makyal, Pindi Gheb, Attock District.

Thankfully, the pilot ejected just in time and is safe.


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According to a PAF spokesperson, trainer aircraft of the PAF, during a routine flight, crashed after developing a technical fault.

The spokesperson added that the pilot maneuvered the aircraft towards empty fields before ejecting to safety to avert the loss of life and property on land.


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PAF has instituted a high-level investigation board to ascertain the cause behind the crash.

It is the 5th crash involving a PAF aircraft in 2020.

On 11 March, a PAF F-16 fighter jet, while rehearsing for the 23 March parade, crashed near Shakarparian, Islamabad, after developing a technical issue. Wing Commander Nauman Akram had embraced martyrdom in the crash.

On 12 February, a PAF T-37C trainer aircraft, during a routine training flight, crashed near Takht Bhai, Mardan. On 7 February, a PAF Mirage aircraft, while on routine flight mission, crashed in the outskirts of Shorkot city near Lahore-Multan Motorway. Pilots involved in both crashes had ejected to safety just in time.

On 7 January, a PAF FT-7 aircraft crashed shortly after taking off for a training flight from M.M. Alam Airbase in Mianwali. Squadron Leader Haris bin Khalid and Flying Officer Ibaadur Rehman had embraced martyrdom in the crash.

This is a developing story…

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