Pilot killed as PAF fighter jet crashes in Khyber Agency

ISPR says PAF aircraft was on a routine operational training mission

Iftikhar Firdous September 24, 2016
PAF pilot Flt Lt Omer Shazad

A pilot of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) was killed on Saturday as his fighter jet crashed in Jamrud, Khyber Agency.

"The pilot of the aircraft Flt Lt Omer Shazad sustained fatal injuries," the military's media wing ISPR said. The PAF aircraft was on a routine operational training mission.

Wreckage of the PAF aircraft crashed in Jamrud. PHOTO: EXPRESS

"No loss of civilian life and property has been reported on ground," the statement added. A board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the accident.

Wreckage of the PAF aircraft crashed in Jamrud. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Officials claim the aircraft crashed due to a technical fault. Speaking to The Express Tribune, a senior official of the political administration said, "A team of Swat scouts and Levis officials have been sent to the site of the incident."

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Last year, a PAF fighter jet F7-PG crashed near Mastung during what officials described as a routine training operation. According to a spokesperson for PAF’s Samungli Airbase in Quetta, “The F7-PG fighter jet was on a routine training mission when its engine caught fire and crashed on a fray near Mastung.”



ZAIN AKHLAQ | 6 years ago | Reply Your comments may appear in The Express Tribune paper. For this reason we encourage you to provide your city. The Express Tribune does not bear any responsibility for user comments.
sterry | 6 years ago | Reply @Zaid: Regardless of whether a plane is old or new, jet planes are inherently dangerous. You will hear of new modern fighter jets in Western air forces having accidents too. It comes with the nature of these planes. May the pilot rest in peace. PAF Zindabad.
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