COAS pays glowing tribute on shahadat of Wing Commander Noman Akram

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

11th Mar, 2020. 08:14 pm

Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has paid glowing tribute on shahadat of brave heart Wing Commander Noman Akram in the line of duty.

According to the Inter service Public Relations, COAS said “Laying one’s life is the ultimate sacrifice one can make for defence of the motherland. May his soul rest in peace. My thoughts and sincere prayers for the bereaved family.”

Wing Commander Noman Akram  embraces Martyrdom after Pakistan Air Force’s F-16 aircraft PAF jet crashed in Islamabad during the rehearsals of 23rd March parade.

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

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

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

Shakarparian is a hill and a local park near the Zero Point Interchange in federal capital, Islamabad.

Islamabad Mayor Sheikh Anser Aziz said officials from the Pakistan Army and PAF have cordoned off the area and will conduct any further rescue operations.

Last month, a trainer aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed near Mardan. A Mirage aircraft had crashed near Shorkot city of Punjab’s Jhang district the week before.

According to a press release, the PAF Jet  crashed on a routine training mission near Takht Bhai. The pilot safely ejected the aircraft before it fell.

The PAF said the aircraft that crashed the week before used for training by the air force and crashed on a routine operational training mission. The official added that no loss of life was reported in the accident.

Moreover, in January, two PAF pilots martyred after a training aircraft crashed near the M M Alam Base in Mianwali. According to an air force spokesperson, the PAF FT-7 aircraft was also “on a routine operational training mission” when it crash-landed near Mianwali.

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