Two pilots martyred as PAF training aircraft crashes in Peshawar

Aircraft was returning from a training sortie


Correspondent Rm 17 June 26, 2018
PHOTO: EXPRESS

PESHAWAR: Two Pakistan Air Force (PAF) pilots were martyred on Tuesday as a training aircraft crashed while landing at the Peshawar airbase, said a statement released.

The FT-7PG trainer aircraft crashed while recovering from a routine operational training mission during landing.

"Both the pilots embraced Shahadat in the tragic incident. A board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of accident," said the PAF statement.

Soon after the incident, a rescue operation was launched.

Training plane crashes at Lahore's Ferozepur Road

Last month a training aircraft reportedly crashed at Lahore’s Ferozepur Road, according to rescue sources.

The plane was a part of training sessions conducted at the old airport on Walton Road. During the flight, the two-seater plane lost balance and crashed into the side of a house.

Fortunately, the pilot and co-pilot only suffered minor injuries for which they were given first aid by Rescue 1122.

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ashar | 2 years ago | Reply | Recommend Happening over and over again. Why PAF?
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