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SARGODHA: An F7-PG aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force crashed near Chak 29-SB, Bhagtanawala, some 30 kilometres from here, during a routine operational training mission on Thursday.

The Sargodha Mushaf Air Base ATC control received a message from Flight Lieutenant Bilal at 9:05am that a technical fault had developed in the aircraft, that he had ejected from the plane near Chak 29-SB and the aircraft had crashed.

The plane had come from Samungli Base in Quetta for exercise in Sargodha.

PAF sources said that no loss of civilian life or property had been reported on the ground. A board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of accident.

Published in Dawn, August 18th, 2017