Pak Army drone crashes in Bahawalnagar

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Drone of Pakistan Army on Wednesday crashed due to technical glitch in Bahawalnagar however, no loss of life has been reported.

According to sources, the drone was on monitoring during which it fell in the fields in Muhammadpur area of Bahawalnagar. Large number of people reached the area to participate in rescue activity.

A team of Pakistan Army arrived at the scene and removed the debris.

Moreover, investigation into the matter has been launched.

Earlier on April 15, 2017, training aircraft ‘Mushshak’ of Pakistan Army took off from Mangla Airbase for training exercise but encountered an accident in Haral Village. However, both pilots Colonel Fazl-ur-Rehman and Captain Affan remained safe in the crash.

Pakistan’s armed forces have had several air accidents in the past 18 months, including a crash that killed female jet pilot in another training exercise in November last year.

A PAF’s F-7 aircraft went down near the town of Jamrud, near the entrance to the Khyber Pass, and Flight Lieutenant Amer Shazad was killed.

On November 24, 2015, Flying Officer Mariam Mukhtar was killed in the F-7 plane crash near Kundian, Mianwali.

Another military helicopter being used as an air ambulance crashed in August 2015 near the northern district of Mansehra, killing 12 people.

In May 2015, a military helicopter carrying diplomats to inspect a tourism project crashed, killing seven people, including the ambassadors of Norway and Philippines.

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