3 personnel wounded as army plane crashes in tribal region

Pakistani investigators inspect the wreckage of the crashed PIA passenger plane Flight PK661 at the crash site in the village of Saddha Batolni in the Abbottabad district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on December 8, 2016. A Pakistani aircraft carrying 47 people issued a Mayday call before losing radar contact and crashing into a mountain, killing everyone on board, authorities said, as they began collecting DNA to identify victims. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

Peshawar, Oct. 13 (TNS): Three army offiicls wounded as an army aviation training aircraft crashed at South Waziristan on Friday, local media quoting officials reported.

The incident took place near Wana stadium in tribal region.

The Mashak aircraft had taken off from Wana field strip for Kohat. The injured officers were identified as Lt Col Murad, Major Nasir Tareen and Major Shahid.

The crash took place due to a technical fault in the air-conditioning system and the engine of the plane.

Security forces cordoned the area and secured the plane’s wreckage, while the officers were shifted to the local field camp, where their condition is stated to be stable.