PAF trainer aircraft crashes near Takht Bhai in Mardan

PAF trainer aircraft crashes near Takht Bhai in Mardan

Rawalpindi (Web Desk): A trainer aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed near Takht Bhai in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Mardan district on Wednesday.

According to a statement by PAF spokesperson, the aircraft crashed on a routine training mission near Takht Bhai.

He added that the pilot safely ejected out of the aircraft.

"A board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters of the PAF to determine the cause of accident", the statement said.

On February 7, a Mirage aircraft crashed near Shorkot city of Punjab's Jhang district.

The PAF said the aircraft, used for training by the air force crashed on a routine operational training mission. The official added that no loss of life was reported in the accident.

In January, two PAF pilots were martyred after a training aircraft crashed near Mianwali.

As per an air force spokesperson, the PAF FT-7 aircraft was also "on a routine operational training mission" when it crash-landed near Mianwali.