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PAF trainer aircraft jet crashes in Mianwali

It is not the first time the PAF jet has crashed. Air Headquarters has formulated a board of inquiry to investigate the reasons for the crash.

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A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) trainer jet crashes in Mianwali on Wednesday, 25th March. The pilot ejected safely, and no loss of life had been reported on the ground.

The PAF jet was on a routine training flight when the incident occurred. The pilot ejected the fighter jet through the parachute, reported the PAF spokesperson. Air Headquarters has formulated a board of inquiry to investigate the reasons for the crash.

It is not the first time the PAF jet has crashed. Back in March this year, two PAF pilots had embraced martyrdom after a trainer aircraft crashed near Peshawar during a routine training mission. No loss of life and property was reported on the ground, however, pilots lost their lives after suffering from fatal injuries.  A similar board of inquiry had been formulated soon after the incident.

“A board of inquiry has been constituted by the Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the incident,” he added.

Back in December, two Pak Army pilots had embraced martyrdom after a Pakistan Army Aviation Helicopter crashed at Siachen in Gilgit Baltistan. ISPR did not share the reason for the crash.

Read more: Two pilots martyred as Pak Army aircraft crashes in Gujrat

Back in 2020, a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-16 aircraft crashed on Wednesday morning near Shakarparian, near Zero point, Islamabad during rehearsals for the March 23 Pakistan Day parade.

The spokesperson of the Pakistan Airforce confirmed that an F-16 crashed during the rehearsals near Shakarparian in Islamabad and that pilot, Wing Commander, Nouman Akram has embraced martyrdom. He did not give further details.

Back in 2020, two Pak Army pilots lost their lives after an aircraft crashed in Gujrat. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the aircraft was on a routine operational training mission. Major Umer, an instructor pilot, and Lieutenant Faizan, a student pilot, were martyred during the crash, the ISPR said.