Sunday, June 20, 2021

Pakistan Air Force Fighter Jet Crashes During Training

A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jet crashed in northeastern Punjab province on Tuesday during a training mission, the air force said. No loss of life or property was reported on the ground as the pilot ejected safely, it said in a statement.

“The pilot ejected safely,” a PAF spokesperson said. “A board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the accident.” It added that “a board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the incident.”

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Several training jets have crashed in the near past. In March, an F-16 fighter jet crashed near the capital Islamabad, killing the pilot. The aircraft was carrying out rehearsals for the March 23 national day parade.

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