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Pakistan Air Force fighter crashes into house

A Chinese-built FT-7 fighter of the PAF crashed into a house Friday in Punjab province, killing one woman on the ground and injuring at least six people. The two pilots, however, ejected to safety.
IANS | By HT Correspondent, Islamabad
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2009 03:18 PM IST

A Chinese-built FT-7 fighter of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed into a house Friday in Punjab province, killing one woman on the ground and injuring at least six people. The two pilots, however, ejected to safety.

The aircraft, which was on a routine training mission, came down on a rooftop in the Piplan area of Mianwali, approximately 200 km southwest of Islamabad.

The pilots were identified as Kamran and Musharraf.

The cause of the crash was being investigated; APP news agency quoted the air force as saying.

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