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Fokker down in NW Pakistan?

Old 20th Feb 2003, 07:51
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Fokker F27 lost in NW Pakistan

Pakistan Air Force Chief Mushaf Ali Mir was killed in an air crash in a mountainous area in the northwest frontier province, it was announced in Islamabad on Thursday.

Seventeen other PAF officers were also killed in the crash. The air chief was going to the city of Kohat in a Fokker aircraft when it crashed in Tolanj mountain in Gumbat area, some 35 km from Kohat city, where he was due to inspect an air base. According to the report, the plane crash was due to the bad weather conditions.

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Old 21st Feb 2003, 09:28
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That's odd......



:Most of the PAF officers were unhappy with the Air Chief, it appeared. This would be something not very pleasant for Air Marshal Mushaf Ali Mir to hear, if he is at all worried. At times when the armed forces need to be very alert and ready, with the officers ready to perform their national duty with a sense of honor and pride, such ill feelings in senior ranks of the force against their own chief are bad news.
Many officers, LampPost learnt, spoke with Khalid Khawaja and openly criticized the CASA deal, not only because kickbacks were involved but because the aircraft itself was sub standard and not fit for the tough tasks required by the PAF. "They have really harmed the air force interests by making this deal. This plane is not even worth 10 million dollars each," a well respected and the most qualified officer in the PAF in the field of transport aircraft, commented.

The actual loss list, sounds like a lot of Pakistans Top Crabs ....

PAF Air Chief Marshal Mushaf Ali Mir, his wife, Air Marshal Salim Nawaz, Air Marshal Razzaq, Air Commodore Jawed and Air Commodore Raja Rizwan were among the plane crash victims
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It wouldn't be the first time an unpopular Pakistani general has fallen out of the sky...or it might be a CFIT into those wild NW Frontier mountains given the weather at the time (snow storms). But if you're a political cynic like me...
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