PAF Chengdu F-7PG fighter jet crashes near Mastung, Pilot Martyred

A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) pilot embraced martyrdom on Wednesday as his aircraft crashed in Khad Koocha area of Mastung during a routine training mission.

Flight Lieutenant Tahir embraced martyrdom as a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) aircraft crashed in Khad Koocha area of Mastung on

The accident occurred during a training mission being carried out in a multi-role aircraft, the PAF said in a press release.

“The PAF reports with regret that an F-7PG aircraft, while on a routine operational training mission, crashed near Mastung,” it said.

The PAF statement said that the cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained. However, a board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause.

Deputy Commissioner Mastung Mumtaz Khetran said a parachute was found on the site of the crash.

At least 13 F-7PGs/FT-7PGs have been lost during their 17 years in service. The PAF has more than 50 of the Chinese-made aircraft in its fleet.

It is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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