Pakistan Air Force has lost another F-16 aircraft. This time though, not in an escalatory situation but during a rehearsal for a March 23 flypast, reported a Pakistani newspaper, Dawn. The incident took place near Shakarparian, Islamabad today, added the Karachi-based newspaper in its report. The Pakistan Air Force headquarter has ordered a probe to look into the cause that led to the plane crash, however, the statement from the Pak Air Force HQ has not made any mention of the pilot who was flying the crashed F-16. “We are ascertaining the losses,” reported the news agency Reuters citing the spokesman of Pakistan Air Force.
Pakistan’s Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari tweeted confirming the news of the F-16 crash and added that there were reports that the Pakistan Air Force pilot may have ejected.