The Air Force plane crashed in fields in Mandi Bahauddin district, 200 km from provincial capital Lahore, police officer Hanif Butt said.

He said both pilots, including a Wing Commander, were killed instantly.

The jet had taken off from Sargodha airbase for a routine training flight. The cause of the crash could not be ascertained immediately.

A team from the Pakistan Air Force reached the crash site and launched an investigation into the untoward incident.

(Agencies)

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