Pak Air Force plane crashes, woman pilot injured
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 20:42
  
Islamabad: A woman pilot of the Pakistan Air Force was injured when her plane crashed in the country's Punjab province and a villager died and two others were injured while they were trying to put out a fire caused by the accident.

Flying Officer Nida was injured in the crash in Bhakkar district, Dawn newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The Chinese-made F-7 jet crashed yesterday due to a technical malfunction, PAF said, adding that the aircraft was on a "routine operational training mission."

The Air Headquarters ordered a board of inquiry to determine the exact cause of the accident.

The F-7, which is based on the Russian MiG-21 design of the 1960s, forms the backbone of the PAF. Pakistan is currently the largest foreign operator of the F-7 though the PAF intends to phase out the ageing jet by 2015.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 20:42


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