Muscat: A Royal Oman Air Force pilot was killed today (Wednesday) in an accident involving two Jaguar planes during a routine training mission in Rakhyut, about 1110-km south of Muscat, according to a source at the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The ministry source added that the tragic incident resulted in the death of Flight Lieutenant Al Azhar Bin Humaid Bin Hamad Al Shraiqi. The pilot of the other aircraft survived the collision.

The collision took place over an unpopulated area in Rakhyut thus there was no damage, injury or casualty reported from the ground.

The MoD, in a statement to Oman News Agency, “mourned the late Flight Lieutenant Al Shraiqi and prayed to Allah the Almighty to bestow His mercy on the deceased and to inspire his family with patience and solace and to Him we return”.