The mijjile might not know how to tell fliend flom fiend, but dont' they have any quasi-humanoids giving the LAUNCH order? What made them think there was a hostile a/c in the sky - and lock on to it before launching? Did they put Gen. Bandar-e-BananaKhata in charge of SAMs AND their radars? There is much more to this story, obviously. Even UBCN cannot come up with a consistent explanation.
The only explanation is that they used a Thundaar to simulate a Yindoos attack for SAM training, turning off the IFF or maybe broadcasting cricket commentary, Shoaib Chukhtar vs. Sehwag. The SAM was supposed to lock on, but not fire.
Gen. Bandar said:
Let's Test The Red Button and hit his middle shtump, Rafeeq! PHYRR!!!
BUT.. why close the airport? Did the Thundaar fall precisely on the airport? And why the gunshots?
This is pathetically thin. There MUST be a more colorful explanation involving Goats, Jarnails, Burkhas, F-16s and zam-zam cola.
Aha! Here it is. duh! Should have been obvious!
The killer in the story is that the Thundaar pilot must have got the Mijjile Warning in his cockpit. But then why didn't he follow PAF procedure like in the F-16-with-MiG-on-tail incident, and IMMEDIATELY eject? And therein lies the rest of the story.
He did. The plane, hit by mijjile, fell on airfield. Or maybe the plane fell elsewhere and the mijjile fragments fell on the main concourse, killing a couple of Jarnails.
The pilot landed somewhere on the perimeter. pakis shot him as he came down, for target practice. Also following procedure. Q.E.D. Always come to UBCN. C for Consistent.