KARACHI: A fighter jet of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed in Balochistan on Tuesday while on routine training but the pilot ejected safely and there were no casualties on the ground, an air force official said. The French-built Mirage jet took off from the PAF base Masroor in Karachi and crashed near the town of Uthal in Balochistan, PAF spokesman Squadron Leader Muhammad Nadeem told AFP. “The pilot ejected successfully and safely,” he said, adding the cause of the accident would be determined after an investigation. No loss of civilian life or property was reported on ground, he said. It was the second Mirage aircraft crash in the region in a month.
Published In The Express Tribune, June 13th, 2012.
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