A PAF spokesperson said that the jet was on a training mission when it crashed near KP’s Mardan district, ARY News reported. A committee has been constituted to find the cause behind the incident.
In a separate incident, a Pakistan Air Force trainer aircraft had crashed near Punjab Province’s Attock city last month during a training session. A PAF statement had said that a board of Inquiry has been ordered to probe the accident.
In September 2020, another PAF trainer aircraft had crashed in the Attock district during a routine flight.
That same year in February, a PAF Mirage aircraft crashed near Shorkot in Punjab province during a routine operational training mission.