Fighter jet crashes in Pakistan

May 11th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) A fighter jet of the Pakistan Air Force crashed near Karachi Friday but the pilot managed to eject safely, a media report said.

The France-made Mirage 5 crashed shortly after take-off for a routine training flight from the Masroor air base in Karachi, Xinhua reported citing local media.

The plane crashed in Hub area of Balochistan, 30 km from Karachi.

The Dassault Mirage 5 is a supersonic attack aircraft designed by Dassault Aviation in the 1960s.

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