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    Air Chief Killed in Plane crash

    Inna nillahe wa inna alyhe rajion :-\

    PAF plane crashed , 17 including Air Chief Musaf Ali Meer killed
    (Updated at 1130 PST)
    KOHAT: A plane of Pakistan Air Force Thursday crashed down near Kohat Thursday , killing nearly 17 persons including Chief Air Marshal, Musaf Ali Meer, on aboard, said sources.

    According to details, the Fokker Military plane of Pakistan Air Force was on its way to Kohat from Chaklala air base on 8:35 a.m. when it lost its control after twenty minute's flight.

    The debris of the plane has been searched.

    Since the investigation into the causes of crash are underway, more details are expected.
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    #2
    • [thumb=A]21_2_2003_MDF21254.JPG[/thumb]

      Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mushaf Ali Mir(Late)

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      Inna nillahe wa inna alyhe rajion


      Accordin' to the Mornin' news bulletin, bad weather is the real reason behind this unexpected tragedy.

      May Allah(SWT) gives strength to the victim familites. Ameen.

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      #3
      well dats a tragic accident and a big loss.
      May Allah rest the souls of the deceased in peace and strengthen the families and friends of the deceased.

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        #4
        Leader of Pakistan's air force dead in plane crash




        Pakistan military leader killed in crash


        ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The plane carrying the leader of Pakistan's air force and several other military officials crashed in bad weather Thursday, killing all on board.

        The British Broadcasting Corp. quoted a Pakistan military spokesman as saying there were no survivors in the crash of the Fokker aircraft when it went down some 150 miles northwest of Islamabad. While a cause has not been determined, the BBC said senior officials have said the crash appears to have been an accident.

        Air force chief Mushaf Ali Mir was en route to inspect an air base Thursday. Shortly after the plane neared mountains in the area, radio contact was lost with the craft. Names of the other people on the plane were not immediately released.

        The BBC said Pakistan announced that deputy chief of the air force Syed Qaiser Hussain was named acting air force chief.





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          #5
          Originally posted by Pakistani Tiger:
          Inna nillahe wa inna alyhe rajion

          Accordin' to the Mornin' news bulletin, bad weather is the real reason behind this unexpected tragedy.

          May Allah(SWT) gives strength to the victim familites. Ameen.
          I suspect a foreign (Indian) hand in this crash just like Zia ul-Haq in 1988.

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            #6
            Inna Lillahe wa Inna ilaihe rajioonn.

            May their souls being forgiven by Allah. and given a place in Jannah..


            Perhaps they were involoved in any plan against MUSHY, thats why mushy removed them all in a single go ..


            and yes in other cases foreign hand is a possibility..


            on second thoughts.. FOKKER planes are not that reliable aswell. and i remmeber that EVE wheather was also not good.. mayebe that's a reason


            lets see what comes out OFFICIALLY...

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              #7
              Must be RAW. Or an IAF plane.

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                #8
                Tragedy...

                Inna lilahi wa inna alyhi rajiyoon
                'Music is a moral law. It gives wings to the mind, a soul to the universe, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, a life to everything.' -- Plato

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                  #9
                  Villagers witness crash destruction

                  By Haroon Rashid
                  BBC reporter near Kohat

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                  The village of Tulanj Jadeed in northern Pakistan suddenly found itself in the news with the crash of a plane carrying the air force chief.
                  The village - located on a plain against a backdrop of mountains - comprises a few hundred houses and is some 40 kilometres (25 miles) east of Kohat on the Rawalpindi-Kohat road.

                  Local people told journalists that the weather at the time of incident was not clear.

                  "There were dark clouds hanging over the mountains and local people were still inside their houses because it was so cold," one man said.

                  Villagers said they heard a big bang

                  "It was around 0830 local time (0330 GMT) when we heard a noise like firing and a big explosion," local councillor Taj Ali told the BBC.

                  "I rushed to the mosque and made an announcement on the loudspeaker urging people to come out and help."

                  Bodies scattered

                  All the male villagers rushed to the crash site which was on the side of a mountain.

                  "My fellow villagers came out in large numbers," he said.

                  We could recognise [Air Force Chief] Mushaf from his hair only

                  Villager Taj Ali
                  Nearby villagers also came to see the site of the crash.

                  "When we got there we saw bodies were scattered all around. The plane's wreckage was also littered over a vast area," he said.

                  The villagers say they collected a total of 17 bodies.

                  Taj Ali said most of the bodies were in a very bad state.

                  The bodies were later flown in two helicopters to Kohat.

                  Police were deployed all along the road from Kohat to Tulanj Jadeed.

                  Back at the village, a young teenage student, Abidur Rehman, showed two passport-size photographs of air force officers they had found at the crash site.

                  One of the photographs has Javed written on the official's uniform badge.

                  Gunshots heard

                  Another villager, Khewa Deen, said he saw some bullets and a Kalashnikov on the ground.

                  And some villagers said they even heard shots before and after the explosion, but others said they heard gunshots only after the sound of the crash.

                  It is not clear why.

                  Army helicopters were seen flying over the site until late in the evening.

                  Top officials in Peshawar rushed to the spot to oversee the rescue operation, including the governor and chief minister of North-West Frontier Province.

                  Heavy contingents of air force and police personnel were also deployed outside the building where the bodies were taken.

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                    #10
                    I will rather wait for the results of investigation before passing wild comments like blaming anyone for this accident.

                    May Allah rest his soul in peace and of those who died with him.

                    According to the news I read, he was flying a Fokker plane. I would certainly hope that PAF maintains its Fokker better than PIA, cz the last time I flew a Fokker on a flight from Isb to Lhe, it seemed like a minor miracle that we made it in one peace cz the weather was horrible and the plane shook rather badly all through out. Most of these Fokker are well past their useful life and are probably flying on borrowed time.

                    If the accident was in fact due to bad weather, then its all the more sad, but bearable, as such accidents can always happen. Bad weather and engine failure does not generally discriminate as to who is riding in the back and the stars on their collar.
                    "Let your friends underestimate your virtues. Let your enemies overestimate your faults." - Godfather.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Faisal:
                      If the accident was in fact due to bad weather, then its all the more sad, but bearable, as such accidents can always happen. Bad weather and engine failure does not generally discriminate as to who is riding in the back and the stars on their collar.
                      From BBC:

                      Local people told journalists that the weather at the time of incident was not clear.

                      "There were dark clouds hanging over the mountains and local people were still inside their houses because it was so cold,"
                      one man said.

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                      Cause of tragedy hasn't been declared officially. Technical problems could be possible.

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                      Pak Tribune Coverage

                      Syed Qaiser Hussain has been appointed new acting PAF Chief.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Kareem:
                        Must be RAW. Or an IAF plane.

                        Kareem I wonder what u have said if it was ur family member who would be in the plane.
                        I hate you.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Poodenay_Ki_Chutney:



                          Kareem I wonder what u have said if it was ur family member who would be in the plane.
                          What does that have to do with anything?

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                            #14
                            The weather theory is most likely. Fokkers are small turboprop driven that are pretty vulnerable to poor weather conditions.
                            Muslims are so good at dividing that they can divide the atom. If you see two Muslims, probably they belong to 3 parties.
                            Al-Ghazali

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                              #15
                              two crashes iran and pakistan both involving military personel?

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