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PAF F-16 jet crashes in Islamabad; Wg Cdr Noman martyred

Pakistan Air Force’s F-16 aircraft crashed in Islamabad during the rehearsals of 23rd March parade, a spokesperson for the force said on Wednesday.

According to a PAF spokesman, Wing Commander Noman Akram embraced martyrdom in the incident.

Rescue teams have been dispatched towards the site of the crash, he said.

A board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the accident, the statement said.

“Pakistan Air Force reports with regret that a PAF F-16 aircraft crashed near Shakarparian, Islamabad during the rehearsals of 23rd March parade,” said the statement.

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