18 killed as PAF training aircraft crashes in Rawalpindi

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18 killed as PAF training jet crashes in Rawalpindi
Pakistan army officials examine the site of a plane crash in Rawalpindi, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. A small Pakistani military plane crashed near the garrison city of Rawalpindi before dawn, killing some people, officials said.

RAWALPINDI: Two pilots and five military personnel among 18 people were killed when a training plane of Pakistan Army Aviation crashed near Mora Kalu in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the aircraft was on a routine training flight when it crashed but there was no immediate word on the cause of the accident or the type of aircraft involved.
Nine people were injured while eleven civilians were among those killed, ISPR added.
Lt Col Saqib, Lt Col Wasim, Naib Subedar Afzal, Hawaldar Amin and Hawaldar Rahmat were among the martyred, the military’s media wing added.
Soon after the crash, a massive fire broke out that engulfed several houses in the locality.
Rescue teams of 1122 and Pakistan Army immediately rushed to the site and started the rescue operation. The injured and deceased have been shifted to a hospital in Rawalpindi.

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