PAF Jet Crashes in Swabi
SWABI: A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) training aircraft crashed on Monday in Shah Mansoor area of Swabi, Radio Pakistan reported.
The PAF trainer jet took off from Risalpur Airbase on a routine operational training mission and crashed in Shah Mansoor area of Swabi due to a technical fault.
The injured pilots were rushed to Bacha Khan Medical Complex where both are reported to be in stable condition.
On May 8, a military helicopter had also crashed killing seven people on board including the ambassadors of Norway and the Philippines, wives of the Indonesian and Malaysian ambassadors died along with two pilots and a technician.
The envoys were part of a large group of foreign dignitaries being ferried to the inauguration of a ski resort chairlift in the town of Naltar.
Eleven days after the Naltar crash, Indonesia’s Ambassador to Pakistan Burhan Muhammad, who was severely injured in the incident, died at the Singapore General Hospital early on Tuesday, local media reported.
Expressing deep grief and sorrow over the death of the ambassador, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday lauded Muhammad’s role in promoting friendly relations between the two countries.
Meanwhile, Adviser to the PM on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi visited the Embassy of Indonesia in Islamabad today to condole the sad demise, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
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