Pakistan Air Force plane crashes in northwest, killing 2 pilots


Pakistan Air Force plane crashes in northwest, killing 2 pilots





















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Last updated March 22, 2022 at 8:44 a.m. MDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani Air Force plane crashed during a routine training mission in an open area near the northwest city of Peshawar, killing the pilot and co-pilot, the Air Force announced Tuesday.

In a statement, the Air Force said no damage was caused to the ground and ordered an investigation to determine the causes of the crash.

He provided no further details.

Plane crashes during training missions are common in Pakistan. Authorities rarely release details of military training accidents, nor are accident investigation reports made public.

In 2019, 19 people died when a Pakistani military plane crashed into a residential area on the outskirts of the garrison town of Rawalpindi, most in their homes.

The Associated Press

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