One injured as aircraft crashes into tree in Mardan

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MARDAN: One person was injured when a glider aircraft crashed into a tree in Takht Bhai area of Mardan on Saturday.

According to intial reports, two people were on board the glider distributing pamphlets for a local telecom company.

Pilot Tofail received injuries while the other remained safe, sources said. The aircraft was partially damaged as a result of the crash.

In March, a charter plane with 18 people on board crash-landed at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport.

Two people were reportedly injured in the incident.

Reports suggested the plane had to make an emergency landing as soon as it took off.

Rescue teams and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials arrived at the scene and the runway was closed.

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