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Flying officer Marium Mukhtiar laid to rest


Flying officer Marium Mukhtiar laid to rest | TheNewsTribe.com

KARACHI: The first Pakistani  female fighter pilot Marium Mukhtar laid to rest after funeral prayer at Karachi air force on Wednesday.

Flying Officer Marium Mukhtiar was on a routine training mission on Tuesday when her plane met with an “in-flight emergency” over Mianwali district in Punjab province, the air force said.

 Marium Mukhtiar became first female martyred of Pakistan Air Force.

After the incident Marium Mukhtiar and co-pilot Squadron Leader Saqib Abbasi were shifted to hospital but she died from her injuries in hospital.

PAF training jet crashed near Kacha Gujrat, site close to Mianwali Thursday during a routine operational training mission.

The formation of a board of enquiry has been ordered by the Air Headquarters to investigate the possible cause of the crash.

Within the past year alone, there have been at least three accidents involving Mirage aircrafts.

The most recent took place in Dera Ismail Khan in March 2015, and claimed the lives of two PAF officers. The causes of the crash were a technical fault and bad weather.

In 2014, three separate crash incidents claimed the lives of three pilots and one civilian, while eight other civilians were injured.