Pakistan Air Force (PAF) lost its fighter jet F7-PG near Mastung on Wednesday. The plane crashed during a routine training operation. The pilot was able to eject to safety.
According to a spokesperson for PAF’s Samungli Airbase in Quetta, “The F7-PG fighter jet was on a routine training mission when its engine caught fire and crashed on a fray near Mastung.”
“The pilot, flight lieutenant Yasir, ejected himself from the plane safely while no loss of life and property was reported in the incident,” he added.
Post crash, Air force officials, Frontier Corps and Levies reached at the crash site and cordoned the area.
“The formation of a board of inquiry has been ordered by the Air Headquarter to investigate the possible cause of the crash,” the spokesperson said, adding that wreckage of the plane had been confiscated.