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Thursday Aug 17 2017

PAF jet crashes near Sargodha

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-7 PG jet crashed near Sargodha on Thursday. Photo: Geo News screen grab

SARGODHA: A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-7 PG jet crashed near Sargodha on Thursday, according to PAF spokesperson.

One PAF official, identified as Lieutenant Bilal, suffered a leg fracture as a result of the incident.

The jet was on a training mission, the spokesperson remarked, adding that rescue operation is under way.

According to details, the pilot had flown the jet from PAF Base Samungli, located near Quetta, to participate in training exercise in Sargodha, where the incident occurred. 

A board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the accident.

On May 25, a PAF jet while on a routine operational training mission crashed near Mianwali, informed a PAF spokesperson.

The pilot of F-7 PG aircraft ejected safely and no loss of civilian life and property has been reported on ground, the spokesperson added.

On May 2, another PAF training jet crashed near Jhang's Athara Hazari. However, no casualties were reported as a consequence of the crash.

The pilot remained unhurt and safely ejected from the jet, the PAF said. The aircraft had crashed while on "routine operation training."

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