THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE > PAKISTAN Two Army pilots martyred in an aircraft crash near Gujarat

A Pakistan Army Aviation trainer aircraft, Mushak, crashed on Monday near Gujarat during a routine training mission with both pilots martyred, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

“Major Umer (instructor pilot), resident of Gujarat, and Lieutenant Fiazan (student pilot) resident of Kalar Kahar, Chakwal embraced Shahadat.”

Major Umer is survived by a wife, added the military’s media wing.

No injuries were reported on the ground.

Earlier in March, a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-16 fighter aircraft crashed near the Shakarparian area of the federal capital on Wednesday.

The fighter aircraft was rehearsing the upcoming March 23 parade flypast at the time of the incident.

Wing Commander Nauman Akram embraced martyrdom in the
crash.

During a visit to the martyred wing commander’s residence, Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said “the sacrifices will not go waste”.

“We owe improved peace and stability to supreme sacrifices rendered by our martyrs. Their sacrifices won’t go waste.”

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