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PAF aircraft crashes, pilot killed

A Mirage aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force crashed tonight on the outskirts of Karachi, killing the pilot.



Karachi: A Mirage aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force crashed tonight on the outskirts of Karachi, killing the pilot.

The aircraft was on a routine night operational training mission when it went down in Gadaap area near Karachi, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said in a statement.

The pilot of the aircraft Squadron Leader Tanvir Ahmed was killed in the crash, it said.

No loss of civilian life and property has been reported on ground.

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

This is the third incident in recent times that a PAF training aircraft has crashed.

A PAF fighter aircraft crashed near Kuchlak, a suburb of Quetta, due to a technical fault last October while in September two pilots were wounded after their MFI-17 Mushshak aircraft crashed near the hills of Ziarat, about 40-kilometres off the Khalid Airbase in Quetta. 

From Zee News

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