Pak Army training aircraft crash-lands near Peshawar due to 'technical failure'

Published April 6, 2017
The pilot of the Mushshak trainer escaped the crash unharmed. ─ DawnNews
The pilot of the Mushshak trainer escaped the crash unharmed. ─ DawnNews

A Pakistan Army Mushshak aircraft experiencing a 'technical failure' crash-landed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Mattani area in the village of Painda Khan near Peshawar on Thursday, security sources told DawnNews.

Although the aircraft was partially damaged in the crash-landing, the pilot aboard the aircraft is safe, the security sources said.

The Mushshak basic trainer is a light-weight, single engine aircraft. It can operate from any short unprepared strip and is ideal for basic flight training, instrument flying, aerobatics, stalls and deliberate spins, night flying, navigation flying and formation flying.

The aircraft, which has a structure life of 9,500 hours, was developed keeping flexibility in mind ─ it covers both army cooperation and primary flying training.

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