PAF F-16 crashes near Shakarparian in Islamabad


A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-16 fighter aircraft crashed near the Shakarparian area of the federal capital on Wednesday, said a statement by the armed service.

The fighter aircraft was rehearsing the upcoming March 23 parade flypast at the time of the incident.

The PAF statement added that rescue teams have been dispatched towards the site of the crash and a board of inquiry has been established to determine the cause of the incident.

There were no details on the status of the crew.

Earlier in February, a PAF trainer aircraft crashed near Takht Bhai area of Mardan district during a routine flight.

In January,  two PAF pilots were martyred as an FT-7 aircraft on a routine operational training mission crashed near Mianwali.


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