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Pakistan F-16 fighter jet crashes in capital

Christian Fernsby |
A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter jet crashed in the capital Islamabad today morning, a PAF spokesperson said.

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Topics: PAKISTAN    JET    CRASH   

The F-16 aircraft crashed during a rehearsal for the Pakistan Day parade, held annually on March 23.

The jet fell down in Shakarparian, a wooded hilly area on the outskirts of the capital.

The spokesperson did not confirm whether there were any casualties in the accident, but said a board of inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause.

This was the third crash involving a PAF aircraft this year, following two in a week’s time in February.

The last one was on Feb. 12 when a PAF training aircraft came down near Takht Bhai, some 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Peshawar, the capital of the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The pilot had managed to eject safely.


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