Monday, November 14, 2011

Pakistan Air Force Jet Crashes; Pilot Killed

ISLAMABAD - A Pakistani air force jet crashed during a training flight on Nov. 14 in northern Pakistan, killing the pilot, the air force said.
The crash took place near the garrison town of Attock, 40 miles northwest of Islamabad.
The jet "crashed due to technical malfunction near Attock. The pilot was fatally injured," an air force statement said, not specifying the type of aircraft.
No loss of civilian life or property was reported on the ground, it said, adding that an inquiry had been ordered to determine the cause of the crash.
Pakistan's air force has a fleet of Chinese aircraft, including F-7PGs and A-5s, plus U.S.-built F-16s and French Mirages. It recently acquired medium-tech JF-17 or Thunder jets, manufactured jointly by China and Pakistan.

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