F-16 fighter jet crashes in Pakistani capital


In preparation for the parade, the F-16 fighter of the Pakistan Air Force fell. The parade is held annually on March 23, when the country celebrates Pakistan Day.


The crash of a military aircraft is reported by The Express Tribune.

The incident occurred in the Shakarparyan region of Islamabad. Having fallen, the plane caught fire.

Not far from this place is the hill where the "Stone Flower" is installed - a monument in honor of the struggle for the independence of Pakistan.

Pilot Noman Akram Shahid, who controlled the fighter during a training flight, died. Earlier it was reported that he managed to catapult and survive, but then the Pakistani military confirmed his death.



Information about the devastation at the crash site and the victims has not yet been reported. There are now rescue services, doctors and field workers. An investigation is underway that identifies the causes of the disaster.

F-16 is the main fighter of the Pakistan Air Force. In this country, it has been in service since the 80s of the last century. Since then, it has undergone repeated modernization. Recently, this is the third crash of a military aircraft in Pakistan. One of the previous cases also ended in the death of the pilot.
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  1. figwam 11 March 2020 14: 41 New
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    It seems that the height was not enough.
    1. kit88 11 March 2020 15: 53 New
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      So, like an iron, it falls vertically.
      Left vertically up ..
      .... also vertically and returned.

      If I’m not mistaken, something like that was with us in the summer of 2012 on air. Besovets.
      Su-27UB began to perform aerobatics "bell",

      during which the fighter entered the "inverted corkscrew." The pilots tried to correct the situation, but they could not get the Su-27 out of the tailspin, the pilots ejected
  2. ABM
    ABM 11 March 2020 14: 41 New
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    One engine is always dangerous
  3. maidan.izrailovich 11 March 2020 14: 44 New
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    American aircraft "no one ever shot down." Why are they falling so often?
    As of June 2016, over 650 incidents leading to the loss of the aircraft (F-16)
    1. figwam 11 March 2020 14: 57 New
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      Why are they falling so often?

      In F-16 this often happens.
    2. donavi49 11 March 2020 15: 02 New
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      Because why Boeings and Watermelons are mostly falling. Specifically, F-16 riveted 4600 pieces. Of them actively about 2500 cars. This is more than the air force of most countries (including Russia) entirely, taking into account the BTA and passenger departmental boards.
      1. maidan.izrailovich 11 March 2020 15: 22 New
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        ... F-16 riveted 4600 pieces .....

        I know that. And do you consider this an argument in defense of this aircraft?
        Everything is relative. Compare.
        F-16. Of the 4600 aircraft, 650 were lost in accidents and disasters. Every seventh.
        MiG-29. Of 1600 aircraft, 49 are lost in accidents and disasters. Every thirty-second.
        As they say, no comment. hi
        1. Zeev Zeev 11 March 2020 15: 40 New
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          Compare for the purity of the experiment the number of hours of flight per accident.
        2. Avior 11 March 2020 17: 42 New
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          Accident is compared by a raid on one accident
          You must also consider the operating conditions
          In combat accidents will be more
    3. Incvizitor 12 March 2020 01: 27 New
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      The old ones are nothing to replace, they don’t buy normal, modern ones from the Russian Federation.
  4. Thrifty 11 March 2020 14: 47 New
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    Purely humanly, I simply express my condolences to the relatives and colleagues of the deceased pilot. ..
  5. bober1982 11 March 2020 14: 49 New
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    In the comments, the activity is weak, if something like this happened with our plane .........., experts would have given a lot of enthusiasm, up to the requirement to dismiss the entire Air Force command
    1. V.I.P. 11 March 2020 15: 05 New
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      So a third world country. They do not scream anywhere that their army is the coolest on earth. DO NOT boast that planes "have no analogues in the world." Well, a plane dropped 40 years ago fell ..... For some reason, aircraft do not crash in France, Germany, England, Australia ... And in China and Japan there are only a few cases ... And we are falling both civilian and military , and planes, and helicopters, and therefore the activity is different.
      1. bober1982 11 March 2020 15: 08 New
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        The first one went, expert, ....... excitedly
        Quote: V.I.P.
        And here civilians, and military, and airplanes, and helicopters are falling, so the activity is different.
        1. V.I.P. 11 March 2020 15: 11 New
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          No, you need to clap your hands and screech when yelling, when some of our aircraft fell and sent people to the next world ..... Where in the world are so many civilian planes falling and with such victims?
          1. bober1982 11 March 2020 15: 13 New
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            Quote: V.I.P.
            No, you need to clap your hands and screech when yelling, when some of our aircraft fell and sent people to the next world ..... Where in the world are so many civilian planes falling and with such victims?

            It begins to enter ecstasy, carries nonsense, now it will start about pension reform ......, or about amendments to the Constitution.
  6. primaala 11 March 2020 14: 58 New
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    F-16 fighter jet crashes in Pakistani capital
    ======================
    It's only the beginning"...
  7. g1washntwn 11 March 2020 15: 03 New
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    Reassessing the capabilities of the pilot and / or equipment.
    1. Magog 12 March 2020 12: 35 New
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      Judging by the video, the pilot lost consciousness. Otherwise, I would try to get the plane out of a steep dive or eject.
  8. Kushka 11 March 2020 15: 05 New
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    It’s a pity, the pilot is really good - they don’t take others to the parade,
    but at least not at the parade.
  9. novel66 11 March 2020 15: 09 New
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    there he is, shot down by the Indians! it's just a “hit with delayed death” bruce lee so flunked
  10. bober1982 11 March 2020 15: 18 New
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    What is being done, how is this to be understood? Their plane crashes, and in the comments they’ll hysteria about the crash of our planes (?? !!)
  11. Shahno 11 March 2020 15: 24 New
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    Quote: maidan.izrailovich
    ... F-16 riveted 4600 pieces .....

    I know that. And do you consider this an argument in defense of this aircraft?
    Everything is relative. Compare.
    F-16. Of the 4600 aircraft, 650 were lost in accidents and disasters. Every seventh.
    MiG-29. Of 1600 aircraft, 49 are lost in accidents and disasters. Every thirty-second.
    As they say, no comment. hi

    Adjust for use in conflicts ...
    1. shadow 11 March 2020 16: 35 New
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      Especially in Iraq in 2003, and in Yugoslavia in 1999.
  12. Prahlad 11 March 2020 15: 51 New
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    A trifle, but nice!
  13. Fregate 11 March 2020 15: 54 New
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    For a whole year, the Hindu rocket chased after him and finally caught up.
    1. Igor Polovodov 11 March 2020 20: 20 New
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      That Estonian rocket was ...
  14. Vyacheslav p 11 March 2020 17: 40 New
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    It's a pity the pilot, but no plane.
  15. 123456789 11 March 2020 18: 57 New
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    Well, Nesterov’s loop is said! And the fact that the Russian is good not only for the Germans death, but also for the Pakistani, Hindu, Chinese, Vietnamese further everywhere
  16. Romka47 12 March 2020 10: 17 New
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    I was hoping that the pilot survived, he wanted to mock the adversary’s car, but with the death of the pilot, everything is no longer appropriate, condolences, patience to relatives ..