Breaking: Video PAF Fighter Jet Crashes in Islamabad

A fighters ‘ plane crashed close to Shakarparia, Islamabad, a Pakistan Air Force (PAF). The aircraft was confirmed to have been a F-16 fighter jet. It was held before Pakistan Day in an aerobic practice.

The incident took place at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays mornings, according to eyewitnesses. The rescue teams reached the scene already while the police cordoned the area. Helicopters are also floating in the vicinity of the crash site.

Twitter is rife with raw footage of the incident. A huge amount of smoke can be seen in the videos available on Twitter. Another video shows the pilot was near the residential area when it lost control. But, he steered the aircraft away from any buildings just before the crash.

PAF spokesperson has issued an official statement on the matter;

Pakistan Air Force reports with regret that a PAF F-16 aircraft crashed near Shakarparian, Islamabad during the rehearsals of 23rd March parade. Rescue teams have been dispatched towards the site of the crash. A board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of accident.

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