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Pakistan Air Force trainer aircraft crashes, 2nd in recent days

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Feb 12, IRNA -- Pakistan Air Force (PAF) trainer aircraft crashed on a training mission on Wednesday near north western city of Takht Bhai, second incident in recent days.

According to a PAF statement the pilot ejected safely. A board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of accident.

No loss of life was reported on the ground.

Earlier on February 7th, a PAF Mirage aircraft crashed near city of Shorkot in eastern Punjab province but the pilot ejected safely.

The aircraft was on a routine operational training mission at the time of the incident.

In January, two PAF pilots were killed as an FT-7 aircraft on a routine operational training mission crashed near Mianwali city.

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