Pakistan Air Force fighter jet crashes, pilot killed

Peshawar: A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter jet crashed and its pilot killed in the country's northwestern Khyber agency bordering Afghanistan, officials said.

The PAF aircraft, F-7PG, was on a routine operational training when it met with the accident at Jamrud town, nearly 20 km from here, a PAF spokesperson said.

Flight lieutenant Omer Shahzad was killed in the crash, he said.

Initial investigations suggest that the jet crashed due to technical snag, the official said, adding that further details were not immediately known.

A board of inquiry has been ordered by authorities to find the cause of the accident.

Last year, a double-seat version of F-7PG PAF fighter jet, which was on a routine training mission, caught fire and crashed near Mastung district of Balochistan province.

PTI