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    New Delhi (Sputnik): The crash comes just days after a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) training jet crashed shortly after take-off from the Alam Airbase at Mianwali on 7 January.

    Two pilots from Pakistan’s Plant Protection Unit died after their plane crashed during a crop spraying flight on Sunday. An initial investigation has revealed that the plane suffered a technical problem. Further details of the dead pilots have not been revealed yet. 

    The aircraft, which belongs to the federal government of the Punjab, had been on a mission to combat desert locusts. Spraying pesticides from airplanes has been ongoing in all four provinces of Pakistan since the start of January.

    On 7 January plane crash, pilots Squadron Leader Haris bin Khalid and Flying Officer Ibaad ur Rehman were killed when the training aircraft crashed in Mianwali, Pakistan.

    In July 2019, a small Pakistan Army plane crashed in Rawalpindi in the Punjab, during a routine training flight, killing at least 19 people.

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