Jan 23, 2019, 12:41 PM
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Pakistan Air Force aircraft crashes

Islamabad, Jan 23, IRNA -- An aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed on Wednesday near Mastung area in southwestern Balochistan province, said a PAF statement.

According to the statement, pilot of the F-7PG aircraft was killed in the tragic incident.

'The PAF reports with regret that an F-7PG aircraft, while on a routine operational training mission, crashed near Mastung,' the statement said.

The PAF statement said that the cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained. However, a board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause.
F-7PGs were first inducted into the PAF in 2002 as a replacement for the F-6, which were then decommissioned. The PAF had previously operated F-7Ps.

The PAF has more than 50 of the Chinese-made aircraft in its fleet. The PAF is to replace its entire F-7 fleet with the JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft.

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