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PAF training aircraft crashes in Rawalpindi, no causalities reported

RAWALPINDI: A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) training aircraft crashed in Rawalpindi’s Pindi Ghaip area during a routine flight, said PAF spokesperson in a statement on Tuesday.

According to PAF, the plane was on routine training when it crashed. The pilot of the aircraft remained safe, while no human or financial loss was reported.

Meanwhile, the Air Headquarters has constituted a committee to find out the causes behind the jet crash incident.

Earlier in February, a trainer jet of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed near Shorkot, district Jhang of Punjab. The Mirage jet was on a training mission, when it crashed near Shorkot, Jhang. The pilot of the aircraft remained safe.

Back in the year 2018, a trainer aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) had crashed while landing at the Peshawar Air Base, killing two pilots.

Read more: PAF jet crashes near Shorkot, pilot safe

According to a PAF spokesperson, the aircraft crashed when it was returning from a routine training mission. Two pilots of the aircraft were martyred in the accident.

“Pakistan Air Force reports with regret that a PAF FT-7PG trainer aircraft, while recovering from a routine operational training mission, crashed during landing at Peshawar Air Base,” a statement issued by the PAF had said.

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