Two dead as PAF Mirage aircraft crashes in DI Khan

Bodies of the pilot and co-pilot are beyond recognition; rescue team dispatched to the site


Our Correspondent March 04, 2015
PHOTO: INP

PESHAWAR: A Pakistan Air Force (PAF)Mirage aircraft crashed Wednesday afternoon in Miran area of D I Khan district.

District police (DP) has so far confirmed deaths of both the pilot and the co-pilot. The bodies have been mutilated beyond recognition.

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Officials said the plane was on a training flight when it crashed. They added that during the flight, there was torrential rain and lightening which may have caused the crash. The DP office added that rescue teams have been dispatched to the area.

The plane crashed in Chirra, Miran situated around 80 kilometers away from D I Khan. Eyewitnesses said the plane caught fire during the crash.

In a statement, the PAF identified the pilots as Air Commodore Shafqat Mushtaq and Flight Lieutenant Sohaib Rasheed.

Further, a board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of accident.

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COMMENTS (13)

ADNAN BARI | 6 years ago | Reply Air commondore saheed was my neighbour . It was a hourable newz . Just because how many miraj we r losing with our brave pilots in trannings.
umer | 6 years ago | Reply Allah may bless their families with patience actualy its a grave lose for whole nation
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