New Delhi: A Pakistan Air Force F-16 aircraft crashed near Shakarparian, Islamabad on Wednesday, as it took part in the rehearsals for the March 23 parade. According to reports, Wing Commander Nauman Akram was martyred in the crash. Also Read - US Reprimanded Pakistan For 'Misusing' F-16 During Aerial Skirmishes With India: Reports

Last month, a PAF trainer aircraft crashed on February 12 during a routine training mission near Takht Bhai in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Mardan district. It was the third PAF training aircraft to have crashed while on a routine training mission in less than two months.