ISLAMABAD, May 11: A Mirage fighter aircraft of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) which was on training mission crashed near Sonmiani region of Balochistan province on Friday.
The pilot successfully ejected and survived the sudden crash. The military also ordered an investigation into the crash.
The Air Force in its statement says that a Mirage fighter jet came down to ground after it took off from the Masroor airbase in port city of Karachi.
The PAF operates a fleet of the French built Mirage III and Mirage V aircrafts included in its fleet between the years 1968 and 2000.
The PAF arsenal relies on Mirage as the major aerial war machines, along side, the Chinese built variations of the F-7.
Pakistan has been trying to replace its older genres of Mirage fleet with the newer version of JF-17 aircrafts, in collaboration with China, considered as an all-weather friend to nuclear armed country in Asian region.