No training aircraft crashed: PAF

Rescue divers have been summoned to the site of the crash.

Web Desk July 24, 2013
A file photo of a PAF jet landing on Islamabad-Lahore motorway as part of the High Mark-2010 exercise. PHOTO: FILE

SWABI: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has denied that a PAF training aircraft crashed into the Indus River and stated that there were no damages or losses,  in a press release sent to The Express Tribune. 

PAF spokesperson Tariq Mahmood clarified that "a fighter jet aircraft jettisoned its fuel drop tanks due to technical reasons over the river Indus, while on a training mission" in the press release.

Earlier, media reports alleged that a training aircraft of the PAF crashed near Chota Lahore in Swabi and a search operation was underway for two missing pilots.

DPO Swabi, Mian Saeed while speaking to Express News said “The training aircraft crash landed in to the River Indus and we have been able to recover the pieces of the tail-end of the aircraft.”

The cock-pit was still in the water according to the official.