This is a developing story.

During a parade rehearsal for Pakistan Day on March 23, a Pakistani Air Force F-16 aircraft crashed near Shakarparian, Islamabad.

WARNING: The visuals of the crash might be distressing to watch.


An air force spokesperson confirmed the crash and the death of the pilot has also been confirmed. The pilot flying the plane was Wing Commander Nouman Akram – The winner of Sher Afgan trophy for best marksman.

A board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of accident.

Rescue teams promptly arrived at the crash site.