Several videos of the crash have surfaced on Twitter. The fate of the pilot is still unknown. (Photo Credit: Twitter)
An F-16 fighter jet of the Pakistan Air Force crashed during the ‘Pakistan Day’ parade rehearsals near Islamabad on Wednesday. Latest reports say that the rescue teams have been rushed to crash site of Shakarparian. A board of inquiry has been ordered by the Air Headquarters to determine the cause of accident, the PAF spokesperson said. Several videos of the crash have surfaced on Twitter. According to reports by Pakistani media, Wing Commander Nauman Akram lost his life in the F-16 aircraft crash.
Last month, a Mirage combat jet of the Pakistan Air Force had crashed minutes after takeoff from the Shorkot Air base in Punjab province on February 7. The pilot managed to eject safely and no loss of property was reported from the air base that is located nearly 100 km away from Multan. It was a routine sortie. Pakistani media reports said that a board of inquiry was ordered by the Pakistan Air Force Headquarters to determine the exact reason of the crash. According to a Dawn report, a similar crash was reported last month. A PAF aircraft crashed while it was on a routine training mission crashed near Mianwali. In that crash, both pilots aboard the PAF FT-7 aircraft lost their lives. They were identified as Squadron Leader Haris bin Khalid and Flying Officer Ibaadur Rehman.