PAF jet crashes near Sargodha

  • The aircraft was on training mission, says PAF
  • Two pilots injured in the accident

SARGODHA – A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jet crashed during a training mission near Sargodaha on Thursday morning, leaving two pilots injured, local media reported.

“PAF reports with regret that an F7-PG aircraft crashed near Sargodha while on a training mission. Search and rescue operation is in progress,” said a statement issued by the PAF.

According to 92 News, the plane crashed into fields of Bhagtanwala near Sargodha. Two pilots, who were flying the aircraft ejected after reportedly encountering a technical fault. The pilots sustained injuries during the incident.

No loss of life or property has been reported as yet. A inquiry board has been formed to determine cause of the accident.

On August 8, a senior PAF officer had embraced martyrdom when his aircraft crashed near Mianwali due to technical fault during a routine operational flight.

The crashed F-7 jet was flown by Wing Commander Mohammad Shahzad.

On May 25, a F7-PG aircraft was on a routine operational training mission when it met an accident and crashed near Mianwali. The pilot of the aircraft had ejected safely.