Peshawar(June 26, 2018): Two pilots of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) were martyred on Tuesday as their jet crashed during landing at the Peshawar Air Base, according to a PAF spokesperson.
“Pakistan Air Force reports with regret that a PAF FT-7PG trainer aircraft while recovering from a routine operational training mission crashed during landing at Peshawar Air Base. Rescue operation is in progress,” the air force said in a statement after the incident.
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The PAF spokesperson said the air headquarters has directed the formation of a board of inquiry to prove the incident.
Official sources said the aircraft crashed around 11:40 am near the customs landing runway. It is believed that the plane crashed due to a technical fault.“The pilots tried to save the nearby civilian population and steered the jet towards the runway but it blew up during crash-landing.”, said eyewitness.