PAF drone crashes at Mian­wali

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

MIAN­WALI—A Pak­istan Air Force drone crashed near Head­paka area of Mian­wali district on Satur­day. The drone had taken off from an air­base six kilo­me­ter away from the crash area, a source said. Au­thor­i­ties con­cerned stated that the air­craft took off from Mian­wali base to mon­i­tor dif­fer­ent ar­eas re­gard­ing flood sit­u­a­tion and en­coun­tered a technical snag.

No in­jury or ca­su­alty was re­ported on the ground as the air­craft crashed in an un­pop­u­lated area. Ear­lier on Jan­uary 15, a drone of the air force crashed in Chin­iot. The un­manned air­craft belly-landed in a field at Pir­wala road and was en­gulfed in flames. By the end of the same month, an­other drone which was on a rou­tine flight in the 106-north­ern area of Sar­godha en­coun­tered a me­chan­i­cal fault and crashed.

This is not the first time an air crash has oc­curred in Mian­wali where one of the ma­jor air­bases of Pak­istan is lo­cated. She be­came the first PAF pi­lot to have died on a mis­sion.

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