Pakistan plane Army aircraft crashed in Rawalpindi.Pakistani city of Rawalpindi people have been killed and 12 injured after a small military plane crashed into a residential area. into a residential area.
Rawalpindi, near the capital Islamabad is the site of the Pakistani army’s headquarters and the plane belonged to the Pakistani Army’s aviation unit.
How did the plane come down?
Witnesses at the scene said the aircraft crashed into a family home in a residential area around 02:00 local time (07:00 GMT).
I was awake when the plane flew over my room and it was already on fire in the air said resident Ghulam Khan. The sound was so scary it was only a small plane. It then fell on a house where a family used to live.
Another witness Yasir Baloc, said: The tail of the plane was on fire and it took barely two to three seconds and it crashed four houses away from my house and burnt to ashes.
A resident near the site of the crash who gave his name as Yamin said he had escaped his burning house with his wife daughter and parents but his brother, sister-in-law and nephew died.
Amid the emergency rescues teams and Pakistan Army immediately rushed to the scene and launched rescue operation.
Emergency has also been declared in the big three hospitals of the city.
According to sources, it was an Army aviation small training plane that was on a routine flight.
At least 12 people reportedly injured in the accident who were shifted to DHQ and Holy Family hospitals.
The cause of the plane crash is still uncertain.