Pakistan Air Force Super Mushshak Trainer Jet Crashes Near Mardan

PAF trainee aircraft makes emergency landing in Mardan, K-P. Photo: screengrab

A Pakistan Air Force PAC MFI-395 Super Mushshak trainer jet crashed under unknown circumstances in Mardan and was destroyed. Both pilots survived the crash.

Rescue and medical teams reached the spot after receiving information and further action is underway at the accident site.

“No other loss of life or property was reported on the ground. Air Headquarters have ordered a Board of Inquiry to determine the cause of the incident,” the PAF had said in a brief statement.

The Super Mushshak is an advanced variant of the Mushshak used for training aspiring pilots. It has a service ceiling of 22,000 feet, a max speed of 268 kilometers per hour, and a range of 814 kilometers.

It was upgraded in 2017 for counter-insurgency operations and is in use by several countries including Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iran, and South Africa.

Pakistan was set to export 40 Super Mushshaks to Turkey in a joint effort between PAF and the Turkish aeronautical complex.

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