18 martyred after Pak Army’s training jet crashes in Rawalpindi
RAWALPINDI: At least 18 people, including five military personnel, embraced martyrdom when a small plane of the Pakistan Army Aviation crashed near Mora Kalu (Bahria Town Phase-7) Rawalpindi in wee hours of Tuesday.
According to the ISPR, the aircraft crashed in built up area resulting into 12 fatal civilian casualties.
The crew members martyred in the incident, including two pilots, were Lieutenant Colonel Saqib, Lieutenant Colonel Waseem, Naib Subedar Afzal, Havaldar Ibne Ameen and Havaldar Rehmat.
Rescue teams of Pakistan Army and 1122 reached the site immediately and started the rescue operation. The fire that broke out after the crash has been extinguished and the injured have been shifted to hospitals in Rawalpindi.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi visited DHQ Rawalpindi and inquired about the health of those injured in Pakistan Army’s plane crash.
He directed the concerned medical staff to provide best medical treatment to the injured.
Emergency has already been declared in all hospitals.