A Pakistan Air Force (PFA) plane crashed on Wednesday in the northwest of the country during a routine training mission, the third such accident in less than two months.
The PAF spokesman said in a statement that the jet was on a routine training mission when it crashed near the Mardan district's Takht Bhai area in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. "The pilot is safely ejected," was the explanation.
The Air Headquarters had commissioned an investigation committee to determine the cause of the accident. The model of the aircraft was not identified in the declaration.
It was the second PAF plane to crash in less than a week. On February 7, a Mirage jet crashed during a routine operational training mission near the Shorkot area in Punjab province.
The PAF regularly suffers accidents during training missions. On January 7, two Pakistani Air Force pilots were killed when their Chinese-made trainer plane crashed in Punjab province.