PAF flypast was synched to the second with Zia ul Haq's speech. As soon as he used to say Pakistan Zinabad, Pak Afwaj Paindabad lead F-16 would go vertical. But they waited and waited for 3-4 minutes. Whole formations had to re-group. And you have a Mirage Box formation with missing planeYes it was a bird strike ..... I was like nine years old but I still remember ... his younger brother used to play cricket with us.
The pilot could have ejected, but while trying to avoid built up areas, he couldn't recover from a spin. Plane crashed in Westridge area of RWP.