PAF F-16 crashes in Islamabad during March 23 parade rehearsal, pilot martyred
A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-16 aircraft crashed near Shakarparian in Islamabad on Wednesday morning during March 23 parade rehearsals.
Wing Commander Nauman Akram was martyred in the crash, PAF confirmed.
Police and rescue teams immediately rushed to the site of the crash. A board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the accident.
Wing Commander Noman Akram was considered one of the best pilots and an F-16 specialist. He was also winner of Sher Afgan Trophy for the best marksman in Inter Squadron Armament Competition – 2019.
May Allah Bless Wing Commander Noman Akram, pilot of the ill fated #F16 crash in #Islamabad. The talented pilot was winner of the Sher Afghan Trophy for best marksman in Inter Squadron Armament Competition. pic.twitter.com/mcvLM2eyZ1— Arshad Sharif (@arsched) March 11, 2020
Here is the video of one of the last interviews of the martyred pilot.