Pakistan Air Force (PAF) aircraft crashed today (June 11, 2008) in northwest killing the pilot on board.
The trainee T-37 aircraft came down near Mardan, a major city 60 kms northwest of Peshawar, capital city of North West Frontier Province (NWFP), said the TV reports.
As aspected officials say that the plane crashed due to technical fault. Like in the past the technical aspects of why the plane is crashed is never released to the media. The Pakistan Air Force however has ordered an inquiry into the causes of the crash.
The T-37 training aircrafts have passed their normal life. Understanding that the first T-37 flight was in 1955. The Pakistan Air Force should be starting to get new training planes, but then again due to the state we are in after the great economic growth our pilots must continue to use these machines with their lips closed because there is no other feasible option.
The pilot is identified as Salman (Samman?) Riaz, a male pilot in the Pakistan Air Force.