Unmanned PAF aircraft crashes near Mianwali
Syed Sammer Abbas Published September 26, 2016
LAHORE: A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) crashed near Mianwali on Monday.
A PAF spokesman confirmed the UAV was on a routine training mission when it crashed.
No loss of life or property has been reported as yet, he said.
A Board of Enquiry was ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the crash.
This is the second PAF aircraft which has crashed over the past week. PAF Flight Lieutenant Omer Shahzad died in an air crash in Khyber Agency's Jamrud tehsil on Saturday when the F-7PG he was flying encountered a technical fault and crashed.
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Sep 26, 2016 12:46pm
made in china
Sep 26, 2016 12:54pm
What else can you expect from Chinese maid products.
Sep 26, 2016 12:58pm
Thank god no human loss. Regard n peace
Sep 26, 2016 01:02pm
Pakistan should understand that India and Pakistan both are losing money by procuring high end defense equipment. This money should be utilized for betterment of their own people. Pakistan shall dismantle terror infrastructure and India should resolve the Kashmir dispute through dialogues.
Sep 26, 2016 01:02pm
made in china
Sep 26, 2016 01:05pm
No problem, failure leads to improvement but good to hear that Pakistan is developing UAVs
Sohail Khan Gem
Sep 26, 2016 01:21pm
No matter if an unmanned vehicle crashed. Human life is matter. Failed alway leads to success. Pakistan zindabad
Sep 26, 2016 02:20pm
@Vague Buster "Developing" mean a lot more than a paint job - I am sure you are not aware of this.
Sep 26, 2016 02:51pm
@Being Human India can afford while Pakistan can not So this way India is actually deteriorating Pakistan economy & India will put more pressure by make In India initiative then Pakistan will spend more. today's war are fought economically
Sep 26, 2016 03:00pm
Bangladesh is a burning example of what a country could do in terms of progress when it does not need to spend billions on arms and nuclear weapons. BIMSTEC (Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal) is a burning example of how to move forward. Pakistan should also embrace this and join hands to make South Asia the best place in the world !
Sep 26, 2016 03:32pm
@Som , BIMSTEC, Surprised to see,india inclusion in BIMSTEC is only by name. spending billion of dollars in arms, lastest example refale.
Sep 26, 2016 03:36pm
UAV crashes are a norm all over the world. They are unreliable, even the US loses a large chunk every year.
Sep 26, 2016 03:54pm
In previous week US lost 2 UAVs and Russian lost 1 in Syrian battleground. Blaming Chinese "manufacturing" is unwise. UAV technology is still evolving and most of the time Ground control/pilots are not versed enough to understand all the necessary control and feedback issues. Hopefully investigation will discover the technical root cause and PAF/manufacturer will improve the checklist controls.
Sep 26, 2016 04:22pm
Isreal and USA made UAV are best and already acquired by India.
Sep 26, 2016 04:31pm
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work".....Thomas Edison !
Sep 26, 2016 04:41pm
@MAC But india has progressed leaps and bounds. Don't think their is a need to go down that road.
Sep 26, 2016 05:39pm
@crb , Is there any doubt
Sep 26, 2016 07:00pm
This is the second aircraft to crash in Mianwali. Last year we lost a female PAF pilot. Strange coincidence.
Sep 26, 2016 07:11pm
Before we jump into conclusions and blame China, have we not manufactured these ourselves or did we not claim to have manufactured these? It could be ours.
Sep 26, 2016 07:34pm
Hal Tejas failed of zillion times and even after 30-35 years India went for French Rafael deal so what if a drone in a training mission is lost?
Sep 26, 2016 07:50pm
@SHAZ brother for your kind Information 120 HAL tejas , 180 HAL LCH and 60 HAL rudra are on order. please do Google brother
Sep 26, 2016 08:13pm
@Vishwanatha, Made in India will not even launch.
Sep 26, 2016 08:28pm
@Arshad nice excuse.
Sep 26, 2016 08:33pm
@PAKISTANI India last year had largest FDI inflow in the entire world valuing $40 billion which shows the success of Make In India. Please verify from Google if you think I am wrong
Sep 26, 2016 08:34pm
so we do have UAVs .... nice
The end is near
Sep 26, 2016 08:55pm
@Pakistani: India is conquering the limitlessness of space and making rapid Development in All important fields.
Sep 26, 2016 09:03pm
@avi This is an internet hoax, China attracted 130 billion USD and HongKong almost 120 billion USD, India ranked 10th in FDI. How can Indians be so naive and gullible. http://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/india-retains-tenth-spot-among-fdi-destinations/article8756756.ece
Sep 26, 2016 09:19pm
@Arshad A good reply to Indians.
Sep 26, 2016 10:25pm
@Som Pakistan is a leader of the Muslim world
Sep 26, 2016 11:05pm
Crash.... Cheap chinese goods
Sep 26, 2016 11:16pm
Chinese stuff falling out of skies.
Sep 27, 2016 12:20am
Old rusted planes. ...
Sep 27, 2016 03:44am
@Timeto stopthis, they are 100 times better than Indian made products.
Sep 28, 2016 06:22am
2 pilots lost lives in less than an year....something has to be done for improvement