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PAF F-16 crashes near Sargodha

July 17, 2009 (by Asif Shamim) - An F-16 from the Pakistan Air Force has crashed in the vicinity of Khosab on Thursday. The pilot was killed.

According to a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) spokesman, the plane was on routine night training mission when it crashed close to village of NurPur, 105km south west of Sargodha.

Sargodha police said, fire broke out at the accident site, while rescue workers are making all efforts to bring it under control. According to police, the pilots body now identified as Squadron Leader Saud Ghulam Nabi has been recovered from the wreckage.

A board of inquiry has been setup to investigate the cause of the accident.

The last F-16 lost by the PAF was back in 1994, also in the vicinity of Sargodha.