Pakistan Air Force fighter jet crashes

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    Pakistan Air Force fighter jet crashes
    Air Force News — By Agence France-Presse on May 29, 2009 at 7:45 am

    ISLAMABAD: A CHINESE-BUILT Pakistan Air Force FT-7 fighter jet crashed in central Pakistan on Friday during a training run but the pilots ejected safely, officials said.

    'The jet came down near Mianwali town in central Punjab province during a routine operational training mission,' an air force spokesman told AFP.

    He said both pilots ejected safely and that an inquiry had been ordered to investigate the cause of the crash.

    Pakistan's air force has a fleet of Chinese aircraft, including F-7PGs and A-5s, US-built F-16s and French Mirages. It recently acquired medium-tech JF-17 or Thunder jets, manufactured jointly by China and Pakistan.

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