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Another training aircraft crashes in Pakistan

Christian Fernsby |
A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) aircraft crashed in northwestern Pakistan yesterday during a training mission, an official statement said.

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Topics: AIR    CRASH    PAKISTAN   

The crash second in less than a week took place near Takht Bhai, located some 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Peshawar, the capital of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which borders neighboring Afghanistan.

"A PAF training aircraft, on a routine training mission, crashed near Takht Bhai today. The pilot ejected safely," a PAF statement said.

There was no immediate cause cited for the crash.

A board of inquiry was ordered by the air force headquarters to determine the cause of the accident, said the statement.

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