Pakistan Army’s training plane crashed, 13+ civilians and 5 army personnel martyred

A small plane of aviation plane crashed near Mora Kalu near Bahria Town Phase-7, Rawalpindi. According to ISPR reports at least 18 people wore shrouds of martyrdom in the early hours this Tuesday. District Commissioner Rawalpindi Ali Randhawa told media that the plane crashed between 2:30 to 2:40 a.m. This was a small plane of Pakistan Army Aviation which was on a routine training flight when it crashed above Rawalpindi causing a massive fire in the area of Mora Kalu later.

1122 rescue team and Pakistan Army immediately ran to the site for the rescue operation. So far 18 deaths have been confirmed which including 5 army personnel. The crew members included two pilots, lieutenant Colonel Saqib, Lieutenant Colonel Waseem, Naib Subedar Afzal, Hawaldar Ibne Ameen and Hawaldar Rehmat. A rescue team member told the news reporters after the rescue operation that 18 dead bodies have been retrieved including 5 army personnel and 13 civilians. Also, 9 people have been seriously injured taken to the Holy Family and DHQ hospitals, Rawalpindi. Corps Commander Rawalpindi Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar visited the accident site to take brief notice of this very sad incident.

This incident reminds us of our poor air safety conditions whether it’s private airlines, PIA or Air force. A civilian plane crashed in 1992 when PIA plane crashed into a cloud-covered hill on its way to Katmandu, Nepal killing 167 people. This incident reminds us of the biggest plane crash disaster Pakistan has seen, the 2010 private airline crash in Margallah Hills in heavy rain and poor visibility, Islamabad killing every single person on the plane which was 152 people. The 2016 PIA crash near Abbottabad martyring Junaid Jamshed, his wide and Deputy Commissioner Chitral Osama Warraich was another big air disaster. The cause of the crash is still unknown and under investigation now. Surely this incident proves how poor our air safety is and how unsure one can be while travelling by air in our ancient PIA aircraft.

A small plane of aviation plane crashed near Mora Kalu near Bahria Town Phase-7, Rawalpindi. According to ISPR reports at least 18 people wore shrouds of martyrdom in the early hours this Tuesday. District Commissioner Rawalpindi Ali Randhawa told media that the plane crashed between 2:30 to 2:40 a.m. This was a small plane of Pakistan Army Aviation which was on a routine training flight when it crashed above Rawalpindi causing a massive fire in the area of Mora Kalu later.

1122 rescue team and Pakistan Army immediately ran to the site for the rescue operation. So far 18 deaths have been confirmed which including 5 army personnel. The crew members included two pilots, lieutenant Colonel Saqib, Lieutenant Colonel Waseem, Naib Subedar Afzal, Hawaldar Ibne Ameen and Hawaldar Rehmat. A rescue team member told the news reporters after the rescue operation that 18 dead bodies have been retrieved including 5 army personnel and 13 civilians. Also, 9 people have been seriously injured taken to the Holy Family and DHQ hospitals, Rawalpindi. Corps Commander Rawalpindi Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar visited the accident site to take brief notice of this very sad incident.

This incident reminds us of our poor air safety conditions whether it’s private airlines, PIA or Air force. A civilian plane crashed in 1992 when PIA plane crashed into a cloud-covered hill on its way to Katmandu, Nepal killing 167 people. This incident reminds us of the biggest plane crash disaster Pakistan has seen, the 2010 private airline crash in Margallah Hills in heavy rain and poor visibility, Islamabad killing every single person on the plane which was 152 people. The 2016 PIA crash near Abbottabad martyring Junaid Jamshed, his wide and Deputy Commissioner Chitral Osama Warraich was another big air disaster. The cause of the crash is still unknown and under investigation now. Surely this incident proves how poor our air safety is and how unsure one can be while travelling by air in our ancient PIA aircraft.