PAF aircraft crashes in Mastung

Published: January 23, 2019
A file photo of A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter jet F7-PG. PHOTO: PAF

A file photo of A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter jet F7-PG. PHOTO: PAF

An aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed on Wednesday near Mastung in Balochistan, according to a statement released after the incident.

The F-7PG aircraft was on a routine training mission at the time of the incident. The crash led to the martyrdom of the pilot.



The PAF statement added that a board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the crash.

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Earlier in November, PAF C-130 cargo aircraft crash landed at Nur Khan airbase.



The aircraft caught fire after the hard landing and the pilot and the trainee pilot were reported safe by authorities.

The C-130 was on a routine training flight, said a spokesman for the service and added that the fire was extinguished and all crew members are safe.



The F-7PG aircraft, based on the Soviet-era Mig-21 and built by a leading Chinese aircraft manufacturer, has a spotty service record in PAF service with the majority of recent crashes involving the aircraft.

The PAF is to replace its entire F-7 fleet with the JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft.





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Reader Comments (3)

  • Ali
    Jan 23, 2019 - 12:49PM

    Nothing mentioned about the safety of pilot Recommend

  • Mian Usama Arshad
    Jan 23, 2019 - 6:48PM

    It is aweful to us by hearing such news.I like Pak PAF very is painful for me
    Salaam to matyrd piolet.

  • Rubas Ali
    Jan 23, 2019 - 7:58PM

    @Mian Usama Arshad:
    My father is in PAFRecommend

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