Pilot killed as PAF jet crashes near Mardan

A pilot was killed after a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) aircraft crashed near Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday morning,.

According to a PAF spokesperson, the aircraft was on a routine training mission when it crashed.

The spokesperson further said that a board of inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the crash.

In August, a PAF aircraft had crashed near Attock, Punjab, during a routine training mission. No loss of life or property was reported and both pilots were safe.