Pakistani military aircraft crashes on training flight, 17 killed

Pakistani Military Aircraft Crashes On Training Flight 17 Killed

At least 15 people have been killed after a small military plane crashed into a residential area in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi, rescue officials have said.

According to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release issued on Tuesday, 12 others were injured in the incident.

"People were screaming. We tried to help them but the flames were too high and the fire too intense, so we could not do anything".

"Most of the victims received burn injuries and children are among the dead".


The military gave no details about the cause of the crash and only said an army aviation aircraft was on a routine training flight when the plane went down in the village of Mora Kalu on outskirts of Rawalpindi.

Rawalpindi, near the capital Islamabad, is the site of the army's headquarters. He said rescuers and troops quickly reached the area after the crash. So far, another two people have been reported injured.

Abdul Rehman, a medical doctor, said at least three homes were badly damaged and the pilots' bodies had been retrieved.

The army personnel who died in the plane crash included Lt Col Saqib and Wasim, Naib Subedar Afzal, Hawaldar Ibne Amin and Rahmat.

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