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June 2, 2020
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Pakistan Punjab

PAF training jet crashes near Mianwali, pilot unharmed


MIANWALI: A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) training jet crashed near Kacha Gujrat, site close to Mianwali Thursday during a routine operational training mission.

According to a PAF spokesperson, the pilot is unharmed as he ejected himself from the aircraft safely. There has been no loss of life or damage to property on the ground.

The formation of a board of enquiry has been ordered by the Air Headquarters to investigate the possible cause of the crash.

Within the past year alone, there have been at least three accidents involving Mirage aircrafts.

The most recent took place in Dera Ismail Khan in March 2015, and claimed the lives of two PAF officers. The causes of the crash were a technical fault and bad weather.

In 2014, three separate crash incidents claimed the lives of three pilots and one civilian, while eight other civilians were injured.