Wing commander embraces martyrdom in F-16 crash near Islamabad's Shakarparian

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F-16 crashes near Shakarparian in Islamabad: PAF spokesman

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Wing commander Nauman Akram on Wednesday has embraced martyred as Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter jet F-16 crashed near Islamabad’s Shakarparian while rehearsing for the March 23 flypast, the air force spokesman confirmed.

According to the statement, police personnel and rescue teams have launched an operation while the entire area has been cordoned off. An inquiry board has also been formed to determine the cause of crash, the official added.

Sources told that no casualties have been reported so far. A huge cloud of smoke was seen billowing into the sky after the mishap.

Earlier in February, a PAF plane crashed while on a routine operational training mission near Mardan. The pilot of the aircraft remained safe, whereas no human or financial loss was reported.

On February 7, a PAF Mirage aircraft had crashed near the Lahore-Multan Motorway while pilots ejected safely.