Fourth martyrdom anniversary of Pakistani female fighter pilot Mariam Mukhtar observed today
LAHORE – The fourth death anniversary of female Pakistan’s fighter pilot, Flying Officer, Marium Mukhtar Shaheed is being observed on Sunday.
It is pertinent to mention here that Marium was the first female pilot of Pakistan Air Force who sacrificed her life in the line of duty and attained shahdat.
Marium, after receiving her initial education from Karachi, graduated as a fighter pilot in the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in 2007.
On May 6, 2011, she joined the Pakistan Air Force in 132 GD Pilot course. She was on a routine training flight with her instructor when her jet developed a fault and crashed at Kandian area in Bhakra near Mianwali on this day in 2015.
She was on a mission on an FT-7PG aircraft and encountered a “serious in-flight emergency” during the final stages, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said in a statement when her trainer jet crashed near Kundian area of district Mianwali two years ago.