Brave PAF Instructor dies saving lives in a plane crash in GIKI!

In a bizarre and uneventful happening in Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) of Topi, Swabi, an instructor of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) dies while guiding his subject aircraft (a Karakorum 8 – K8 trainer) into a clear area and the trainee ejecting. The airplane seems to have hit a mali (gardener) on it’s way down, who lost his life.

A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jet T-37 (correction: K-8) has crashed near Swabi in NWFP province, the preliminary reports said Tuesday.

The PAF jet crashed in the compound of the Gulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Science and Technology in Tobi area of Swabi District according to the PAF.

The pilot is dead and a gardener on the ground is also feared to have expired in the crash, the sources said. (GEO)

Watch this space for pictures and more updates.

Inna lilahi wa inna ilaihi rajioon!

10 Comments so far

  1. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2008 @ 3:12 pm

    Inna lilahe wa inna ilayhai rajeyoon!


  2. Hassan (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2008 @ 3:24 pm

    Inna lilahe wa inna ilayhai rajeyoon!

  3. JayJay (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2008 @ 4:18 pm

    Is Swabi in Islamabad? So “uneventful”!

  4. Zeeshan (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2008 @ 4:44 pm

    I am myself a GIKI alumni, someone told me that a student from GIKI also died in this tragic incident. Does anyone has any information about that?

  5. Faheem Khawaja (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2008 @ 5:11 pm

    I have checked with people in GIKI right now … no students have died in the incident.

  6. najam (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2008 @ 6:54 pm

    we were at the sight of the plane crash with in 5 minutes. none of the student harms. only the pilot and the gardener. there were pieces of the plane in half square km

  7. WK (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2008 @ 12:36 am

    BRAVE MAN !!!!

  8. Salman Baig (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2008 @ 7:46 pm

    May Allah rest his Soul in Peace. Ameen.

    PAF Falcons

  9. WK (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2008 @ 9:03 pm


  10. Aamir (unregistered) on January 24th, 2008 @ 2:31 am

    May Allah(SWT) grant him heaven for trying to save lives and give strength to his family.

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