MARDAN: A Pakistan Air Force training plane has crashed near Mardan, a district of KhyberPakhtunkhwa, on Wednesday (today).
According to a statement issued by the spokesman of the Pakistan Air Force, a small training aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force crashed near Mardan during a routine training flight.
Moreover, the spokesperson stated that the Air Headquarters has constituted a high level board to find out the cause of the incident.
On August 6, a fighter trainer aircraft of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed near Attock during a routine training mission.
The spokesperson of the PAF had said both pilots have ejected successfully. “No loss of life or property has been reported so far on ground. A Board of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the accident,” he said.
On Jan 7, two pilots had martyred as a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) FT-7 aircraft, while on a routine operational training mission, crashed near Mianwali.
A PAF spokesperson had said, both the pilots, Squadron Leader Haris bin Khalid and Flying Officer Ibaad ur Rehman, embraced shahadat (martyrdom).
Earlier in July, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jets participated in the Royal International Air Tattoo 2021 show (RIAT), which held in London.
The Royal International Air Tattoo is the world’s largest military air show, held annually over the third weekend in July, in support of The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust.
The Pakistan Air Force has been participating in the RIAT since 2016. This year, the PAF jets will be displaying their skills along with 70 other air forces of the world.
On July 10, students from various Universities of Lahore had spent a day with the Pakistan Army troops at Lahore Garrison.
According to the media wing of armed forces, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the programme was specifically organized to enlighten students on routine functioning of Pakistan Army, its organization and defence capability.
The students had evinced keen interest while riding on tanks and armoured vehicles. They had also praised the state of morale, commitment and professional competence of the Pakistan Army.