Plane crashes in Lahore’s Garden Town area, one injured

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LAHORE: A Fokker plane used for training purposes at Walton Airport in the Gulberg Area of Lahore crashed in Garden Town on Tuesday afternoon, injuring the co-pilot Hashaam, the media reports.

One other person was accompanying the pilot, Faheem and his co-pilot, at the time of the crash which happened at the boundary wall of a house.

Eyewitnesses report that the plane caught fire as soon as it crashed.

Rescue teams and fire brigade have reached the site and are managing the situation. Civil Aviation authorities have ordered an investigation of the matter, whereas the pilot, Faheem has stated that the aircraft was checked every day.

In 2012, a similar incident took place when an aircraft, which belonged to Hybrid Aviation and had flown out from the same airport, crashed straight into in the porch area of House 143-H in Model Town. Two people including flight instructor, Anita Qureshi and trainee, Waqar Asif were killed on the spot.