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Pakistani Air Force Pilot Killed In Crash

FILE: Policemen stand beside the wreckage of a bus after a Pakistan air force fighter plane crashed at a bus terminal on the outskirts of Karachi in June 2014.

A pilot of the Pakistani armed forces was killed as his fighter jet crashed in the Khyber Agency tribal region on September 24.

Muhammad Waseem, the public relations officer of the Pakistani Air Force, told Radio Mashaal that the aircraft was on a routine training mission when it crashed in the Jamrud area of Khyber tribal district in the country’s northwest.

“Flight Lieutenant Omar Shahzad succumbed to injuries after the aircraft crashed,” said Waseem. He said no loss of civilian life or property has been reported.

The official said the aircraft crashed due to a technical fault. An investigation has been ordered to determine the cause of the accident.