One killed, female pilot injured in PAF plane crash

Published: August 15, 2011
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Local administration has cordoned off the area and relief activities have begun.

Local administration has cordoned off the area and relief activities have begun.

BHAKKAR: One civilian was killed and a female pilot was reportedly injured when a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) plane crashed near Bhakkar on Monday.

The PAF said its plane was on a routine training flight this morning in the Kor-Kot area when a technical fault occurred.

The pilots managed to eject from the plane using a parachute and are safe.

However, reports from the area suggest one of the pilots, a lady flying officer, was injured while landing on ground.

The injured pilot had been taken to the PAF hospital in Mianwali.  One civilian was reportedly killed in the ‘blast’ which occurred after the crash, Express 24/7 reported.

Local administration had cordoned off the area and began relief activities.

Army and police had directed the locals to stay away from the site of the crash.

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Reader Comments (19)

  • Tabi
    Aug 15, 2011 - 1:44PM

    I think that was a training mission.

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  • Gill
    Aug 15, 2011 - 2:28PM

    This is reported to be F-7 fighter aircraft, which is Chinese version of Russian MIG 21. MIG 21, is the most notorious fighter with respect to accidents and known as “Kaffins” in Indian Airforce.

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  • Yasar
    Aug 15, 2011 - 3:13PM

    Known as “flying coffins” not “kaffin”. Dont be a retard.Recommend

  • Meekal Ahmed
    Aug 15, 2011 - 3:22PM

    If the pilot ejected why didn’t she eject too? Or did she sustain injuries subsequently.

    As usual, more questions than answers.

    I did not know that IAF call this aircraft a ‘flying coffin’. The PAF seems to have flown this aircraft to good affect.

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  • pardesi
    Aug 15, 2011 - 4:36PM

    what you get of cheap chinese products.

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  • sashayub
    Aug 15, 2011 - 4:47PM

    …is this the same chinese aircraft which is called a Flying Coffin??? if so, both pilots were lucky to escape…i hope without much damage

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  • Naz Ebr
    Aug 15, 2011 - 5:16PM

    This is what happens when you put a female with a male in an aircraft- all by their own!

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  • Aug 15, 2011 - 6:18PM

    Thanks God,
    human life is more expensive than aircraft.
    She exposed efficiency and God blessed her.

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  • Ali
    Aug 15, 2011 - 7:01PM

    Had the other pilot sustained injuries during ejection, would the headline be “One killed, male pilot injured in PAF plane crash?”

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  • Meekal Ahmed
    Aug 15, 2011 - 8:29PM

    According to the PIA wesite which also talks about military aviation matters, it was a Chinese-built FT-7 which is a twin pilot trainer. Apparently both pilots ejected safely and are now in hospital because of ejection-related injuries. That is quite common.

    There is nothing “cheap” about these aurcraft. They are very sturdy.

    Next we will hear that the Sino-Pak JF-17 Thunder is “cheap” if one should crash. The PAF safety record is not perfect but it is not a bad one either. Accidents, especially during training will happen.

    The JF-17 is just as good as the US-built F-16 and costs one-third less.

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  • adam
    Aug 15, 2011 - 8:49PM

    accidents are accidents, we just say sorry, no technical comments, just am sorry for the victims.

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  • Khalid Rahim
    Aug 15, 2011 - 9:16PM

    Why make this issue base on superiority or inferiority of sexes? Secondly on the type and the origin of the country that produced the aircrafts. Every day or night Japanese originated cars meet with accidents across the world do we have say further on that. Hats Off to the brave young Woman who had the courage not to panic and eject from the plane. Now it depends on Moral Courage of both to admit their fault and the show of tolerance from the higher authorities towards the fair-sex as not discourage other young women from entering the field as (GD) pilots.

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  • Mohan Ram
    Aug 15, 2011 - 9:49PM

    @Meekal Ahmed:
    You have had this aircraft for only a few years. Wait for it to age and you will see the disaster as India has had

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  • omg!
    Aug 15, 2011 - 11:20PM

    Let me tell you the most modern Indian Air Force mistake, do not forget Eurofighter Typhoon, a very expensive aircraft, used by Germany and UK, UK Air Force officials said that “its worst than we thought”

    27 April, 2011. German and UK made Typhoon’s and French Rafale’s are the short listed aircrafts by Indian Air Force for future tender of 128 aircrafts to world aircraft manufacturers. Do not forget India rejected 3 other aircrafts i.e. F16, F18 and MiG35. MiG35 bcz India is sick of Russian technology. F16 and F18 just because Pakistan is a user and v have better information of their every net and bolt.
    In military exercises, Pakistan modernized F16s destroyed all Eurofighter Typhoons.

    So you can judge that how sick India is, and what will they say if ever 1 carsh of JF17 occurs. I am saying this because India’s chosen Typhoons and Rafales just because they were the MOST EXPENSIVE AIRCRAFTS in the competition. One Typhoon costs $108 millions. And JF 17 costs $20million.

    Hey dear Indians, Pilots matter, not the Jets. If I give you Ferrari, it does not mean you can drive it like Micheal Schumacher, You need “good pilots” like MM Alam, Nur Khan and Asghar Khan.

    Do not forget that an Israeli Pilot who later become Prime Minister of Israel said I once faced an F16 and the pilot was flying it bravely. I was surprised and shocked, that Egypt Air Force has some termendous pilots. I was so happy when I saw the jet is of Pakistan Air Force and not of Egypt. Guess the name of the Israeli yourself. Good Luck :))

    P.S. PAF JF17 opposite version by Indian Air Force is Hindustan Aeronautics Limited “Tejas” Aircraft. Its first flight was on 4 January, 2001.. And they still do not enter in service. Where as JF17s first flight was 25 August 2003, and now we have 36 aircrafts in service.

    So the reality is in front of you all (indians and pakis) we should feel proud. :))Recommend

  • Usman Riaz
    Aug 16, 2011 - 12:43AM

    Technical fault

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  • Vigilant
    Aug 16, 2011 - 1:43AM

    @omg
    well said….. :p

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  • amirhamza
    Aug 16, 2011 - 8:30AM

    pilote is safely. dont worry.

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  • Ravinder Chatwal
    Aug 16, 2011 - 11:36AM

    @Ali: Don’t ask silly questions, biraadar!
    Don’t you know, the male are disposables for a society.
    And equality is only meant for the ladies.
    You and I, on the other hand are meant to be chivalrous.
    For all you know, the person editing this thread, is a sister.
    And she has been ’empowered’ to put you and me in our place.
    Sure, makes you feel proud to sign up for the defense of your country,
    doesn’t it.
    .
    There was a series of two articles by an IAF senior ranking officer.
    I wish I had the links to provide it here. He roundly refuted,
    logically, not in a sexist way, uber macho style, diatribe;
    the serious financial and operational cost of this gender tokenism.
    But, you think, anyone would care. Nooo! The Supreme Court of India,
    passed a directive last year, to force the IAF to treat ‘women cadets’ equally.
    Go figure! Those judges think, that flying a jet into combat, is like videogame.
    Just press the buttons, and things happen. I figure, you know a thing or two,
    about the technicalities, so I will let you grin and rue in silence.
    Welcome, to the new world. But, good that you raised the question.
    It won’t last too long. It requires too much resource to keep these charades up.
    And one thing for defense is sure … there is always less money to go around.

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  • omg!
    Aug 16, 2011 - 11:23PM

    @vigilant
    thanx.. i wanna refer the links too but they are not allowed i guess. the moderator removed them :)

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