PAF JF-17 crashes into Arabian Sea

PAF-17 is a multi-role combat aircraft : Wikipedia photo

A fighter aricraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) carshed into the Ariabain Sea during a military exercise on September 27.

The JF-17 is a lighweight, single-engnine, multi-role comabta aircraft that was developed jointly by pakistan and China and is used for aerial reconnaisance, ground attack and aircraft inception. 

The aircraft, operating from a PAF base, Masroor, was on a routine night mission when the accident took place. The pilot was reported to have ejected from the plane safely.

The search and rescue operations are being conducted by the Pakistan Navy that has employed helicopters, P3C Orion aircraft and SR vessels.

This is the second JF-17 crash, casting serious doubts on the fitness of the Chinese designed fighter aircraft.

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