MIANWALI: An aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed while on a routine operational training mission crashed near Mianwali, PAF reported on Tuesday.
Both pilots, Squadron Leader Haris bin Khalid and Flying Officer Ibaadur Rehman, aboard the PAF FT-7 aircraft lost their lives in the crash.
A board of inquiry has been ordered by the Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the accident.
The last trainer plane crash was reported in October 2019 when a trainer aircraft belonging to the Army Aviation crash-landed in a paddy field near Wazirabad in Punjab’s Gujranwala district. However, both pilots aboard the plane remained safe.
More details to follow