In an exercise in Afghanistan, Air Force pilot flying the Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucano survived an aircraft crash.
This was confirmed by the US Military Speaker on Friday.
The speaker claimed that early reports indicate that the aircraft crashed because of “mechanical” issues given the fact that the cause of the accident is still being investigated.
“The pilot was ejected prior to the crash and rescued safely,” the US army reported in Afghanistan.
In addition, local officials in Afghanistan’s North-East Baghlan province confirmed that the pilot rescued himself by a parachute from military aircraft in Doshi province.
The Afghan Army did not reveal whether the U.S. instructor alone or with an Afghan pilot had flew the aircraft, reports NAN.
The A-29 is an Air Support Light Attack aircraft with two seats.
There are currently around 12,000 foreign forces, including the U.S. in Afghanistan, from 38 countries to help in the fight against the insurgency in Afghanistan.