PAF FT-7PG trainer aircraft crashes at Peshawar Air Base, 2 Pilots Dead

Two pilots of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) were martyred as their jet crashed during landing at the Peshawar Air Base

Flying officer Israr and Wing commander Umar were flying a PAF FT-7PG trainer aircraft. They were on a routine training mission 
Flying officer Israr
Flying officer Israr
Wing commander Umar
Wing commander Umar

According to a PAF spokesperson

“Pakistan Air Force reports with regret that a PAF FT-7PG trainer aircraft while recovering from a routine operational training mission crashed during landing at Peshawar Air Base. The rescue operation is in progress,” the air force said in a statement after the incident.

An inquiry board has been formed after the incident, said PAF spokesperson.

Official sources said the aircraft crashed around 11:40 am near the customs landing runway. It is said that the plane crashed due to a technical fault.

“The pilot tried to save a nearby village and steered the jet back towards the runway but it blew up during the crash-landing,” said an eye-witness.

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PAF FT-7PG trainer aircraft crashes at Peshawar Air Base 1 PAF FT-7PG trainer aircraft crashes at Peshawar Air Base 2

PAF FT-7PG trainer aircraft crashes at Peshawar Air Base, 2 Pilots Dead

 

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