PAF plane on routine training mission crashes near Shorkot in Punjab
Naveed Siddiqui Published February 7, 2020
A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Mirage aircraft crashed on Friday while on a routine operational training mission near Shorkot city in Punjab, PAF confirmed.
A statement issued by the PAF spokesperson said the pilot safely ejected and no loss of life or property had been reported on the ground.
Additionally, a board of inquiry has been ordered by the Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the accident.
Last month, a PAF aircraft crashed while on a routine operational training mission near Mianwali. Both pilots, Squadron Leader Haris bin Khalid and Flying Officer Ibaadur Rehman, aboard the PAF FT-7 aircraft lost their lives in the crash.
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Feb 07, 2020 03:01pm
No money no honey
Feb 07, 2020 03:02pm
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad
Feb 07, 2020 04:15pm
French Mirage aircraft's are pretty old and obsolete and should be replaced with the latest and more modern aircraft's by PAF.
Feb 07, 2020 05:06pm
Feb 07, 2020 05:14pm
one billion $$ loss. No money to replace it.
Feb 07, 2020 05:20pm
Feb 07, 2020 05:29pm
@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad, no money for wheat flour and tomatoes.
Feb 07, 2020 05:47pm
@A shah, No sign of Teja!
Feb 07, 2020 05:58pm
Why are we following the Indian Airforce model?
Feb 07, 2020 06:03pm
@A shah, French
Feb 07, 2020 06:08pm
Sell more wheat and buy more guns and jets
Feb 07, 2020 06:38pm
@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad, Excellent suggestion doctor. Also, please let us know from where to take new loans.
Feb 07, 2020 06:38pm
Shouldn't had laughed on India!
Feb 07, 2020 07:29pm
@A shah, Mirage is not Chinese. First do your research and then comment.
Feb 07, 2020 07:40pm
@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad, Easy said than done.
Feb 07, 2020 07:51pm
@Jeff, India has gold medal in crashes.
Feb 07, 2020 07:58pm
@A shah, Why , how many Chinese Jets have crashed so far ?
Feb 07, 2020 08:13pm
@A shah, Since when have the chinese started making building Mirages ?
Feb 07, 2020 08:16pm
Feb 07, 2020 08:34pm
@Pak1, you were following the downed f16 trail...
Feb 07, 2020 08:46pm
I am glad the pilot ejected safely, our pilots are amongst the best in the world.
Feb 07, 2020 09:10pm
@A shah, So what
Feb 07, 2020 09:43pm
Feb 07, 2020 10:13pm
@Hameed, we use our plane and practice. That's how we shot down an F16 with a Mig 21.
Feb 07, 2020 10:46pm
@Salman, Master of ejections!
Feb 07, 2020 11:04pm
@A shah, nice try, they are French made, just like the ones india is buying!
Feb 07, 2020 11:37pm
Sell all 20 years old plane and buy new one. Saudi already gave $1.5 bln.
Feb 07, 2020 11:44pm
@A shah, It’s a Mirage. Read the article before commenting.
Feb 08, 2020 01:35am
Please dovert resources for the social welfare of the people.
Feb 08, 2020 01:44am
@Zak, Pakistan should buy world class Teja fighter jets from superpower India.
Feb 08, 2020 01:48am
@Salman, Agree no Qs.
Feb 08, 2020 02:07am
@A shah, 'Chinese made?' Very poor Indian education system. To teach you, Mirage fighters are French. Remember that.
Feb 08, 2020 02:17am
@Jeff, 'Shouldn't had laughed on India!' We can laugh as it was shot down by us and denied by India until they saw their hero made zero, walk back to their country without plane.
Syed Anjum Ali
Feb 08, 2020 02:20am
Outdated Mirage jets to be please retired now. Thanks.
Feb 08, 2020 04:28am
Pakistan matters. It absolutely matters!
Feb 08, 2020 04:59am
It is the sons of in-service or retired servicemen who are given preference in admissions in flight academies mostly un-deserving and the resulting loss of aircrafts intermittently. Does anyone has the count of number of aircrafts lost by PAF in seventy years?
Feb 08, 2020 05:40am
This is alarming. Are we maintaining our fighter planes properly. These crashes need to be properly investigated. We are proud of our pilots and their skills and must ensure that our planes are fit for service.
Feb 08, 2020 05:44am
@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad, Easier said than done. Where will the money come from ?
Feb 08, 2020 06:18am
Is no one on the picture/news desk capable of telling the difference between a Mirage in service with the PAF and the aircraft used to depict the story? Lift your game guys!
Ali Baba +40
Feb 08, 2020 06:35am
@Pak1, What model is that?
Feb 08, 2020 07:35am
@Akram, no mirage crash in india..u better learn how to fly