PAF aircraft on routine training mission crashes near Pindigheb, pilot ejects safely 

PAF aircraft on routine training mission crashes near Pindigheb, pilot ejects safely 

Islamabad (Web Desk): A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) aircraft crashed near Pindigheb area in Attock District on Tuesday.


According to a statement by a PAF spokesperson, the incident happened during a routine training mission, adding that no loss of life was reported.

"The pilot ejected safely. No loss of life or property has been reported on ground," the statement added.

The PAF statement said that a board of inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the incident.

In March, a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-16 aircraft crashed near Shakarparian, Islamabad during rehearsals for the March 23 parade.

As per the PAF statement, Wing Commander Nauman Akram was martyred in the crash.

The plane reportedly crashed near the chand-tara jungle located in the area.

Earlier on February 12, a PAF trainer aircraft crashed near Takht Bhai in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Mardan district. The pilot had managed to eject safely in that incident.

On February 7, a Mirage aircraft crashed near Shorkot city of Punjab's Jhang district. The aircraft, used for training by the air force, crashed on a routine operational training mission.

In January, two PAF pilots were martyred after a training aircraft crashed near Mianwali. The PAF FT-7 aircraft was also "on a routine operational training mission" when it crash-landed near Mianwali.