Pakistani Air Force jet crashes in Islamabad during training (VIDEOS)
A military aircraft has crashed in Islamabad while performing routine training. The pilot was killed in the accident, according to local media. Police and rescue workers have cordoned off the crash site.
The accident occurred on the outskirts of Pakistan’s capital on Wednesday morning. The Pakistani Air Force issued a statement confirming that it had lost an F-16 in an accident near Shakarparian, Islamabad during a rehearsal for a parade on March 23.
A Pakistani Air Force wing commander was killed in the accident, according to local media.
Jet crash in Islamabad pic.twitter.com/z22peSkrAj— Ch Kashif Ikram (@ChKashifIkram1) March 11, 2020
A purported video of the accident shows a fighter jet performing maneuvers before plummeting to the ground.
Another clip appears to show the crash site, with smoke coming out of a gaping hole as first responders arrive at the scene.
اسلام آباد میں پاکستانی فضائیہ کا ایک طیارہ گر کر تباہمزید تفصیل یہاں پڑھیں: https://t.co/A3sk8GEEJ1#Islamabad#PAFpic.twitter.com/p7L6RPeRGe— Urdu News (@UrduNewsCom) March 11, 2020
Witnesses say they did not see the pilot eject from the aircraft. However, officials have yet to issue a statement regarding casualties.
#BREAKING: Pakistan Air Force reports with regret that a PAF F-16 aircraft crashed near Shakarparian, Islamabad during the rehearsals of 23rd March parade. Rescue teams have been dispatched towards the site of the crash. A board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters. pic.twitter.com/m0klbrSwy1— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) March 11, 2020
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