Two pilots killed in Pakistan Army aircraft crash

Islamabad: Two pilots were killed on Monday when a Pakistan Army aircraft crashed near the city of Gujrat in Punjab province during a routine training mission, according to the military’s media wing.

The Inter-Services Public Relations identified the two vicimts as said Major Umer, an instructor pilot, and Lieutenant Faizan, a student pilot, reports Dawn news.

Jawad Shaukat Ali, media coordinator of Rescue 1122 Gujrat told Xinhua news agency that no loss of life or property was reported on the ground as the wreckage of the Mushaq plane fell in an open area, far away from the residential settlements.

He added that the military cordoned off the area following the crash and all the rescue work including the recovering of the bodies was handled by the security personnel.

On March 23, a Pakistan Airforce F-16 aircraft crashed near Shakarparian in Islamabad during rehearsals for the Pakistan Day Parade.

Wing Commander Nauman Akram was killed in the crash.

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