Pakistani Fighter Jet Pilot Dies in Crash During Airshow Rehearsal

Pakistani Military Has Fleet of About 50 American-Built F-16s

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A Pakistani fighter jet pilot died after the aircraft crashed during a rehearsal near Islamabad on Wednesday.

Pakistani authorities said the US-built F-16 jet crashed in a wooded area during a rehearsal ahead of the upcoming military parade.

Pakistan’s President Afif Alvi has sent his condolences to the family of the pilot, who has been identified by Pakistan Air Force as Noman Akram.

Rescue teams who were dispatched to the site of the crash confirmed that there were no casualties on the ground or damage to property.

Pakistan Day airshow and parade are scheduled for March 23.

The Pakistani military has a fleet of about 50 F-16s, worth at least $40m each.

Air Headquarters has ordered an investigation into the fatal crash.