Pakistan Air Force plane crashes, pilots survive

July 10th, 2008 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, July 10 (Xinhua) An aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed in the country’s North-West Frontier Province Thursday, a PAF statement said. “Both pilots of the aircraft ejected safely. No loss of civilian life or property occurred on the ground,” it said.

The T-37 Aircraft, while on a routine training mission, crashed near the Sakha Kot town, some 55 km north of Risalpur, a major PAF base in North-West Frontier Province, according to the official Associated Press of Pakistan.

“The crash apparently occurred due to a technical malfunction,” the statement said.

A board of inquiry has been ordered by the Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the accident.

It is the second crash of a T-37 aircraft in the past two months.

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