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Pilot dies as PAF Mirage jet crashes in Karachi

Updated October 18, 2016

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A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Mirage jet crashed near Karachi's Musharraf Colony area on Tuesday, police said, adding the pilot Wing Commander Fayyaz died in the incident.

"A Mirage plane crashed near Musharraf colony," Senior Superintendent Police city confirmed.

The site of the crash. ─ DawnNews
The site of the crash. ─ DawnNews

The PAF aircraft took off from Masroor Base and crashed during flight at Musharraf Colony, it was reported.

The jet was on a routine operational training mission when it crashed, a spokesperson from PAF said.

Rescue teams reached the site of the crash.

"No loss of civilian life and property has been reported on ground," a press release by PAF stated.

"A board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of accident," it added.