Pakistani Air Force jet crashes in Islamabad during training (VIDEOS)
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.
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.
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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