Pakistan military plane crashes in Rawalpindi, at least 15 killed: At least 15 people have been killed when a Pakistani military aircraft crashed into a residential area in the city of Rawalpindi in Punjab province on Tuesday. Rescue spokesman Farooq Bhat was quoted as saying that 15 bodies have been retrieved from the crash site. These include 10 civilians and five crew members. As many as 12 people were also injured.
Rescue teams were immediately pressed for the rescue operation. All the injured were shifted to the Holy Family and other hospitals in the city. The plane was on a routine training flight. The cause of the incident is yet to be ascertained. A massive fire erupted after the crash that that engulfed several houses, resulted in the killing of civilians, reports said.
In January, a pilot of the Pakistan Air Force was killed in an air crash in Balochistan. The crash occurred when F-7PG aircraft was on a routine operational training mission. In 2016, as many as 47 people were killed when a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft burst into flames. The plane was flying from northern Pakistan to Islamabad.
In 2012, Pakistan witnessed the killing of when 127 people including six crew members after Boeing 737-200 crashed in and weather. In 2010, Pakistan witnessed the deadliest air disaster when an aircraft crashed near capital Islamabad, killing all 152 people on board.