2 Pakistan Air Force pilots die as training aircraft crashes near Peshawar: Report

Updated on Mar 22, 2022 08:43 PM IST

According to a Lahore-based television channel, fire brigade vehicles and ambulances have reached the cite of the accident to conduct rescue operations.

2 Pakistan Air Force pilots die as training aircraft crashes near Peshawar. (Representational photo)
2 Pakistan Air Force pilots die as training aircraft crashes near Peshawar. (Representational photo)
By, New Delhi

Two pilots died after a trainee plane of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed in Peshawar on Tuesday. According to a Lahore-based television channel, fire brigade vehicles and ambulances have reached the site of the accident to conduct rescue operations.

"A trainee plane of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed in Peshawar on Tuesday, As soon as the plane crashed, ambulances of Rescue 1122 and fire brigade vehicles rushed to Shahdal Banda People stop at Warsak Road, the site of the crash, and began search and relief activities," reported news agency ANI, citing state-run 24NewsHD.

"The trainer aircraft has crashed near Peshawar during a routine training mission," news agency Reuters quoted a statement issued by the air force as saying. No loss of life or property was reported on the ground.

A board of inquiry has been ordered by the Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the incident, the statement added.

Plane crashes during training missions are common in Pakistan. Authorities rarely release details of military training crashes and the investigation reports about the crashes are also not made public.

In 2019, 19 people died when a Pakistani military aircraft crashed into a residential area on the outskirts of the garrison city of Rawalpindi, most of them in their homes.

(With inputs from AP, Reuters)

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