Pakistani military plane crashes into garrison town and kills 17 people

Pakistani military plane crashes into garrison town and kills 17 people. A Pakistani military plane on a training flight crashed on Tuesday in an urbanized area of ​​the Rawalpindi garrison town.

killing the five crew members and 12 civilians, according to a statement from the army.

Twelve other civilians were injured in the accident which caused a fire. Rawalpindi is near the capital, Islamabad where is the seat of the Pakistani army.

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The News newspaper website showed images of a building devastated by the flames. There was no immediate news about the cause of the accident or the type of aircraft involved.

Soldiers work there while residents (lower left) cross the remains of a Pakistan Army Air Corps aircraft after its crash in Rawalpindi on July 30, 2019.

Fifteen people died when a small plane crashed in a residential area of ​​the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi, near the capital Islamabad, an AFP aid official said at the beginning of July.

Military and civilian rescue teams were on the scene, extinguishing the fire and taking the wounded to hospital, according to a statement from the army’s communications branch.

The plane struck the side of the building and the structure in which it crashed completely collapsed, “said an army officer at the scene.

Pakistani military plane crashes into garrison town and kills 17  islamabad rawapandi

The site, located in a village on the outskirts of an opulent house complex called Bahia Town, was surrounded by armed forces vehicles and rescue services, and security agents repelled a multitude of passersby.

Rawalpindi is near the capital Islamabad and is home to the headquarters of the Pakistan Army.

 

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