NOWSHEHRA, Pakistan (Thu, May 17) – At least four killed and about half-a-dozen injured when two training planes of Pakistan Air Forces (PAF) collided mid-air on Thursday morning near PAF Base Risalpur, in Nowshehra - the northwest of Islamabad.
|Nowshehra, Pakistan: Air Force planes head-on collision in air killed all four pilots on board|
According to details; two Mushshak planes, carrying four pilots, were on a routine training mission when they collided and fell on residential area near PAF Academy in Risalpur.
The head-on collision killed four pilot and injured six people on ground, as a result of wreckage fall. Among four killed two were instructors and two were trainee pilots, while among the injured, three were reported to be children.
Eyewitnesses and residents of Nowshera city, where the planes went down, reported that the aircraft collided before they crashed, but the air force is still investigating, said police official Fazil Khan.
It was the sixth Pakistan Air Force crash in past seven months and the second in a week, raising concerns over the safety of it’s largely Chinese and locally made fleet. The cause of the accident was not immediately clear.
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