Mon, 14 Nov 2011 19:13:07 GMT

Pak-China developed JF-17 jet crashes; pilot dead

Islamabad: A Pakistan Air Force jet, believed to be a frontline JF-17 Thunder combat aircraft, crashed during a training flight in Punjab province today, killing the pilot.

Pak-China developed JF-17 jet crashes; pilot dead

A PAF spokesman said a "jet aircraft, while on a routine training mission, crashed due to technical malfunction near Attock" in Punjab.

The spokesman said the pilot was "fatally injured".

There were no reports of loss of civilian life or property on the ground.

The PAF ordered a board of inquiry to determine the cause of accident.

Though the PAF spokesman did not identify the type of aircraft that was involved in the accident, several TV news channels and websites that track the Pakistani military said a JF-17 Thunder jet had crashed.

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