September 26, 2016

PAF drone crashes near Mianwali

A Pakistan Air Force drone crashed near Mianwali on Monday.

“The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was on routine training when it crashed,” a PAF spokesperson said. “No loss of civilian life and property has been reported on ground,” the statement added.

A board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the accident.Earlier on Saturday, a PAF fighter jet crashed in Khyber Agency killing its pilot. “Flight Lieutenant Omer Shahzad embraced shahadat (martyrdom) after his F-7PG encountered a technical fault during a routine training mission and crashed in Jamrud tehsil of Khyber Agency,” a PAF spokesman said.

A senior security official stationed in Khyber Agency said the aircraft crashed in the Chapri mountains. He said locals, who informed the agency’s political administration of the crash, observed the jet in low-level flight before the accident.

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