PAF training jet crashes near Jhang

Pilot ejected moments before plane crashed; no loss of life reported


News Desk May 02, 2017
Pakistan Air Force's Mirage aircraft. PHOTO: FILE

A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) training jet crashed in the wee hours of Tuesday morning near Jhang, Express News reported.

The Mirage was on routine training when it crashed in the Athara Hazari area.

The pilot safely ejected the aircraft when it was about to crash, said a PAF spokesperson. No loss of life was reported.

Two killed as training aircraft crashes in Faisalabad

Earlier in February, a Shaheen Air Flying Training School aircraft had also crashed in Faisalabad, killing the instructor and the trainee pilot.
The aircraft was completely destroyed as a result of the crash.

According to reports, the plane took off at 12:40, 15 minutes after which it crashed due to a technical fault.

Speaking to The Express Tribune, Rescue 1122 official Faisal Zia said, “The captain, Ahmed Hassaan, and Moaz bin Asad died on the spot.”

In April this year, Pakistan Army’s Mushshak aircraft had crash-landed in Painda Khan village of Mattani, on the outskirts of Peshawar.

Police said the trainer aircraft was on a routine flight when it’s engine developed a technical fault, and the pilot had no option but to crash-land.

A security official said the pilot remained safe, with only a little damage to the aircraft.

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