Pakistan Air Force pilot killed in jet crash

JAMRUD, Pakistan, Sept. 24 (UPI) — A Pakistan air force pilot was killed on Saturday after his fighter jet crashed near the town of Jamrud.

Pak Armed Forces initially reported that pilot Flt Lt. Omer Shehzad had ejected after crashing due to fog, but later confirmed he had died.

“The pilot of the aircraft Flight Lt. Omer Shazad sustained fatal injuries,” military media wing Inter-Services Public Relations told The Express Tribune. “No loss of civilian life and property has been reported on the ground.”

The aircraft was on a routine operational training mission when it crashed due to a technical issue, officials said.

“A team of Swat scouts and Levis officials have been sent to the site of the incident,” a senior official of the political administration said.

In 2015, Pakistani fighter pilot Flying Officer Marium Mukhtar died during a routine training mission after she and Squadron Leader Saqib Abbas ejected from a Pakistani Air Force FT-7PG after an “in-flight emergency.”



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