Tuesday, September 15: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jet crashes in Pindi Gheb, Attock. The incident happened while on regular training however no casualty has been reported thankfully.
According to the report, the pilot ejected the jet at the right time safely and there was no loss of life or property on the ground reported as it crashed.
The PAF aircraft trainer said that the crash happened due to some technical fault. He added that the pilot turned the jet towards empty fields to ensure the safety of people and property on the ground, as he sensed that there was some fault in the aircraft.
This is the fifth incident of such kind that happened this year and PAF has initiated a high-level investigation to find out the cause behind the incident.
We have witnessed the fighter jet crash at Shakarparian, Islamabad, earlier this year when the PAF F-16 jet was practicing for the 23rd March parade. The crash was reportedly caused due to technical fault. It was a sad demise as Commander Nauman Akram embraced martyrdom that day.
PAF T-37C trainer jet was crashed at Takht Bhai, Mardan on February 12, during routine training. PAF Mirage aircraft crashed near Lahore-Multan motorway on February 7, during a routine training flight. In both of these incidents, pilots ejected the jets safely.
PAF FT-7 aircraft was crashed shortly after it took off from M.M Alam Airbase Mianwali. It was a training flight mission as well however sadly, we lost two of our brave soldiers that day, Squadron Leader Haris bin Khalid and Flying Officer Ibad-ur-Rehman.