A fighter jet of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed Saturday (today) in Jamrud tehsil of Khyber Agency.
According to the PAF spokesman, flight lieutenant Umar Shahzad was martyred in the crash of fighter aircraft F7 PG. The jet crashed due to a technical fault.
The fighter plane was completely destroyed after the crash.
Air Headquarters has formed an inquiry board to investigate the cause of the air crash.
A heavy contingent of security forces arrived at the site of the crash following the incident.
Last year, a PAF fighter jet F7-PG crashed near Mastung during what officials described as a routine training operation. According to a spokesperson for PAF’s Samungli Airbase in Quetta, “The F7-PG fighter jet was on a routine training mission when its engine caught fire and crashed on a fray near Mastung.”