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Fighter jet crashes in Pakistan, pilot killed

The Chinese-made F-7 came down in Pindighep district near the capital Islamabad.

india Updated: Apr 05, 2006 13:57 IST

A Pakistan Air Force fighter jet crashed on Wednesday during a training mission, killing its pilot, a spokesman said.

The Chinese-made F-7 came down in Pindighep district near the capital Islamabad, said air force spokesman Air Commodore Sarfraz Ahmad Khan.

"The crash was fatal and an investigation has been ordered," Khan said. It caused no damage on the ground.

The air force fleet includes US-built F-16s, French Mirages and Chinese aircraft.

First Published: Apr 05, 2006 13:57 IST