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Air force pilot dies in F-5 crash

By JT - Apr 17,2014 - Last updated at Apr 17,2014

AMMAN — A Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) pilot was killed when his F-5 fighter jet crashed early Thursday in the eastern part of the Kingdom during a training mission, according to an army statement.

The statement by the Jordan Armed Forces identified the pilot as Lieutenant Hazem Al Matar.  

The military said the incident took place at around 8am while a number of RJAF aircraft were on a training mission.

Over the past few years, several air force pilots lost their lives in similar accidents, mostly during routine flights or training, including a lieutenant colonel and his trainee in May last year.  

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