PAF pilot martyred as aircraft crashes

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A pilot of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) was martyred in an air crash near Balochistan’s Mastung area on Wednesday. “PAF’s F-7PG aircraft was on a routine training missing when it crashed”, the PAF said in a press release.

The Air Headquarters has constituted a board of inquiry to determine the cause. Earlier in November, PAF C-130 cargo aircraft crash landed at Nur Khan Airbase.

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The C-130 was on a routine training flight, said a spokesman for the service and caught fire after the hard landing. The fire was extinguished and all crew members–a pilot and three trainee pilots– were reported safe.

Last year in June, a PAF training aircraft had crashed while landing at the Peshawar Air Base. The aircraft crashed when it was returning from a routine training mission, according to a PAF spokesperson. Two pilots of the aircraft were martyred in the accident.