ISLAMABAD, Mar 11 (NNN-APP) – A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter jet, crashed near Shakarparian, Islamabad. The aircraft was an F-16 fighter jet, according to eyewitness reports. It was engaged in a rehearsal ahead of Pakistan Day.
As per eyewitnesses, the incident occurred at around 11.00 am on Wednesday morning. As for now, rescue teams have arrived at the scene, while police have cordoned off the area. Army helicopters are hovering over the crash spot.
Twitter is rife with raw footage of the incident. Massive plumes of smoke can be seen in the videos available on Twitter.
Another video shows the pilot was near the residential area, when it lost control. But, he steered the aircraft away from any buildings just before the crash.
People present on the scene said that they saw an F-16 crashing near the Parade Ground in Shakar Parian, adding that, they did not see a pilot ejecting. It is feared that the pilots might have been killed.
We’ve reached out to a PAF spokesperson and will update the story as soon as we get an official response.– NNN-APP