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History: September

September 1, 1965: Squadron Leader Sarfraz Rafiqui and Flight Lieutenant Imtiaz Bhatti shoot down 4 IAF Vampires with no loss.

September 2, 1992: The Mushshak crashed possibly after a bird strike killing both pilots.

September 5, 1989: Pakistan orders 60 F-16s (Peace Gate IV).

September 6, 1995: F-16A Crashed after an in-flight fire.

September 7, 1965: Squadron Leader M. M. Alam shoots down 5 Indian Hunters in one sortie in his F-86 Sabre, thereby creating a world record.

September 10, 1998: Two C-130Bs Serial no. 23491 & 24143 of 6 Sqn. Collided with another parked C-130B after brake failure due to a fire resulting in loss of control. Those killed were Squadron Leader Nadeem Qasim (Pilot), Flight Lieutenant Amir Rana (Co-pilot), Sqd Ldr Sohail (who succumbed to his burns in the military hospital), Flying Officer Bilal, and Warrant Officer Khalid.

September 11, 2005: Mirage crashed during a training mission in the central province of Punjab. The crash was fatal. The jet came down in the town of Payee Khel, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) South-West of the Islamabad, cause of the crash was being investigated.

September 12, 1988: Flight Lieutenant Khalid Mahmood from No. 14 Squadron, shoot down 2 Soviet MiG-23MLDs Floggers near Nawagai border area with Pakistan, both Kills in a single sortie with AIM-9L and AIM-9P Sidewinders in an encounter with 6 Mig-23's. [Click here to Read more]

September 15, 1996: Fighter Aircraft crashed while Pilot ejected safely. The plane was on a routine training flight near Balouchistan.

September 19, 1977: Shaheen Foundation established.

September 20, 1980: PAF Intermediate College, Peshawar upgraded to degree level.

September 22, 1984: Defecting Afghan pilots land their An-26s at Miranshah Airfield.

September 23, 1988: A-5C Crashed during a routine flight near Pindi Gheb in Attok District, 90km south west of Islamabad.

September 27, 2001: The F-7P fighter crashed in the Mochko Hills, near Masroor Airbase in western district of Karachi. The pilot, Flying Officer Shahid, ejected but was killed when the chute failed to open.

September 28, 1993: The Navy's ASW Aloutte III rolled over on landing at the Naval Air Station.

September 30, 2003: The Mirage-5 aircraft from Masroor AB crashed on the outskirts of the town on Hub, Baluchistan around 1:45pm. The pilot was able to eject safely and there were no injuries on ground.
September 30, 2006: Pakistan orders 18 new F-16s fighter jets. [Click here to Read more]

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