Pakistan’s fighter aircraft crashes

A fighter jet of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed during training mission in country’s Punjab province on Thursday.

Pakistan Air Force’s fighter jet. File Pic

Pakistan Air Force’s fighter jet. File Pic

A fighter jet of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed during training mission in country’s Punjab province on Thursday.

Islamabad, July 11/Nationalturk –  A fighter jet of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed during routine operational training mission in country’s Punjab province on Thursday. However, the pilot ejected safely.

“An F-7P fighter jet was on a routine operational training mission when it crashed near Isakhel in Mianwali district in Punjab province this morning,” Pakistan Air force spokesman said.

He said the pilot of the jet identified as Flying Officer Taha ejected safely. “He landed safely with some minor injuries. He has been hospitalized”.

Immediately after the crash, Pakistan security forces arrived reached the crash site and cordoned off the area.

Inquiry launched to investigate cause of accident

Officials said cause for the crash was not known immediately. “An inquiry has been ordered by Air Force to investigate cause of accident”.

Pakistan has a fleet of aircrafts, including F-7PGs and A-5s, US-built F-16s and French Mirages. It recently acquired medium- tech JF-17 or Thunder jets manufactured jointly by China and Pakistan.

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