18 people, including five crew members and 12 civilians, lost their lives after a Pakistan Army aviation aircraft on a routine training flight crashed in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi.
According to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release, 12 others were injured in the incident. They were shifted to a hospital.
The aircraft was on a routine training flight when it crash and set off a fire which engulfed several houses. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash. The plane was part of the Pakistani Army’s aviation unit.
Rawalpindi, near the capital Islamabad, is the site of the army’s headquarters.