Pakistan Air Force jet crashes in Punjab province, pilot killed

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  1. Butter Chicken

    Butter Chicken Senior Member Senior Member

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    Paistan Air Force pilot has been killed after his plane crashed due a technical fault during a routine operational flight in the country’s Punjab province, a statement said on Thursday.

    The plane crashed in the Sabzazar area of Mianwali, some 350-kilometre from Lahore, on Tuesday.

    According to a statement issued by the Air Force’s media wing, the pilot of the aircraft lost his life as he failed to eject at the time of the crash.

    “Wing Commander Mohammad Shahzad was flying an F-7 aircraft when it encountered a technical fault and crashed near the Sabzazar area of Mianwali, some 350-km from Lahore, late on Tuesday,” it said.

    “The body of the deceased pilot was recovered from the site of the incident and shifted to Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Base MM Alam, Mianwali, where the funeral prayers were also offered,” the statement said, adding that an investigation into the crash has been launched by the air force.

    According to an eyewitness, the fighter jet crashed in a forest just after take-off from MM Alam airbase (Mianwali).

    He said soon after the incident the air force personnel reached there and cordoned off the area.

    According to reports, some 10 F-7PGs/FT-7PGs (aircraft) have crashed during the last 10 years or so.



    The PAF has more than 50 of the Chinese-made aircraft in its fleet.


    http://www.hindustantimes.com/world...ilot-killed/story-jw2gVSBYoKFNDpMLyfajTK.html
     
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  3. F-14B

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    any idea on which squadron the Pilot belonged to ?????
     
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  4. nongaddarliberal

    nongaddarliberal Regular Member

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    Why does either air force operate these Mig 21 derivatives? IAF has Mig 21 Bison, and PAF has F-7, which is a Chinese copy of the Mig 21. Is there any practical use for these aircraft on the modern battlefield? Isn't it better to simply use the money needed for their fuel and maintenance on something else?
     
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    Mikesingh Senior Member Senior Member

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    It's a MiG-21 variant which is considered a flying coffin. It's more than 60 years old. High time these relics are shelved.
     
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  6. IndianHawk

    IndianHawk Senior Member Senior Member

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    Of course they have practical use. It's all about money. We are trying hard to replace our mig21 . They fill up squadron numbers that are required for two front war.

    With LCA coming in we have started replacing mig21 already. Also we lost most MIGs because we lacked trainer aircrafts and forced young piolets to use tricky mig as a training machine . Now with enough trainers that is changed .
     
  7. nongaddarliberal

    nongaddarliberal Regular Member

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    My question is even if squadron number is filled, what use will these be in actual warfare? What are their air to air capabilities? what are the air to ground capabilities? Can they dodge modern missiles? We can also fill squadron numbers with mig 15 or hawker hunter by this logic.
     
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    The Ultranationalist Regular Member

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    Must be big loss for tiny paki air force, porkies start trolling on the news of IAF crashes compared to that Indians are far too sensible.
     
  9. IndianHawk

    IndianHawk Senior Member Senior Member

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    They are intercepters. Point defence fighters. If they were not capable IAF would have dropped them anyway. They are supersonic. They can take on most of paf which consists of f7 and earlier iterations of jf17.

    Most of paf and Chinkies air Force cosists of planes with similar capacity. Enemy will have to plan for that. That provides deterrence.
    For example in case of war with pakis. Once su30 clear out f16s and establish air superiority than MIGs can ran hell on pakistan. They can also take down few of paki fighters which might sneak in somehow.

    And it's not just numbers , it's operational capacity , fighter experience , operational doctrine and training. Everything is in place for these fighters that is why they can't be dropped all of a sudden but only gradually replaced by more modern fighter.
     
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    IndianHawk Senior Member Senior Member

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    They operate a huge airforce for their tiny economy. Even the junk 17 costs some 20-25 million Dollars that is 1200 -1500 crore in Indian rupees.

    Now baki have to replace all these f7 plus they have to replace most of f16s which are too old . Most of their f16s are too basic that they can't even take on LCA. Forget rafale of su30mki.
     
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    They can fly they can drop bombs.... They can fire missiles..... So after the distraction of paki airforce and radars these jets will be used.
     
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    Correction! $20 million = Rs 220 crores PKR. Or Rs 125 crores INR. :smile: Even this is quite an enormous amount for Pak. But then they're ready to eat grass to try and keep up with India which is bleeding the crap out of their economy.
     
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  13. Sourav Kumar

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    Very positive news. Celebrating :)
     
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    Well, if my memory is correct, the Uniformed Jehadis got the FC-1 "Comical Dragon" from the ChiComs under a credit line.
    Otherwise, the 8 F16 C/D aircraft that the Jehadis were begging for subsidization from the USA would be with the Fizzleya already.
    :lol:
     
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    Oops I miscalculated in jest. I had a hunch something was wrong.:biggrin2:
     
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    Pakistan Air Force pilots are genetically engineered using MM Alam's preserved DNA to make them superior universal fighter pilots. Its guaranteed that there's no way pilot error can be the reason of crash. It will be always technical fault.
     
  17. armyofhind

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    KALI at work again?

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  18. NeXoft007

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    Neh, it doesn't makes sense coz the pulse beam horizon will be too high for the altitude that jet fighter was cruising
     
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    I know.. just trying my bit at striking some terror propaganda into pork hearts.. :biggrin2:
     
  20. SanjeevM

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    Instead of spending borrowed money on jets, armament, and terrorists infrastructure, if Pakistan had spent that money on food and education, they would have been better people and there would have been peace around the world. One bad country has spread its shit all around the world.
     

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