Female co-pilot Mariam Mukhtar passed away in Mianwali, Punjab, as Pakistan Air Force (PAF) trainer aircraft crashed, Express News reported.
The deceased co-pilot is identified as Flying Officer Mariam Mukhtar; previously it was reported that the pilots of the PAF fighter plane evicted the aircraft before the crash; however, the co-pilot did undergo intense injuries, later succumbing to the wounds.
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It is not the first time that a PAF trainer jet crashed; earlier in September, a PAF fighter jet F7- PG also crashed near Mastung during a routine training process.
As per the PAF’s Samungli Airbase spokesperson in Quetta; “The F7-PG fighter jet was on a routine training mission when its engine caught fire and crashed on a fray near Mastung”. “The pilot, flight lieutenant Yasir, ejected himself from the plane safely while no loss of life and property was reported in the incident,”said the spokesperson.
Similarly, in early August, a PAF helicopter carrying flood relief goods, was forced an emergency landing n Chitral, due to technical fault. It was reported that PAF’s MI-17 helicopter crash-landed in Chitral, Mustaj area after it was reported to be partially damaged.
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