PAF aircraft crashes in Karachi, pilot martyred

18 Oct, 2016 12:21 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – A pilot of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) were killed after his trainer jet crashed near Karachi’s Musharraf Colony in Maripur on Tuesday.

PAF spokesperson said in a statement that the pilot ejected from the aircraft and sustained injuries but later succumbed to injuries. He added that though the pilot did not survive, he “succeeded in saving precious lives on ground.” “No loss of civilian life or property has been reported.

A board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the accident,” the spokesperson further said.

The aircraft was on a routine operational training mission when it crashed.

The law enforcement agencies have reached to spot and launched investigation into the incident.

Previously, a female Pakistani air force pilot was killed last year when her trainer jet crashed near the central town of Mianwali.

Maryam Mukhtiar was on a routine training mission when her plane met an “in-flight emergency” over Mianwali district. A second pilot survived.

Flying Officer Mukhtiar was one of a small number of women to work as fighter pilots in Pakistan, and the first to die on operational service. The air force had 19 women pilots in 2013, the last year for which the figure was immediately available.

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