A pilot of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Wg Cdr Fayyaz was killed as his aircraft Mirage fighter jet crashed near Karachi’s Musharraf Colony.
The aircraft bearing tale number 921 took off from Masroor Base in Karachi, before it crashed near Musharraf Colony. The pilot died on the spot, police officials stated.
“The pilot ejected from the aircraft and sustained fatal injuries,” PAF spokesperson said in a statement, adding that though the pilot did not survive himself, he “succeeded in saving precious lives on ground.”
The jet was on a routine operational training mission when it crashed, a spokesperson from PAF said.