Muscat: A military pilot died in an accident during training in southern Oman on Sunday evening, according to sources at the Defence Ministry.

The ministry sources said that the mid-air accident caused the death of military pilot Lieutenant Abdul Malek Bin Yaqoub Bin Abdullah Al Afifi.

The defence sources did not divulge any further details, including the make of the aircraft.

The ministry, in a statement to Oman News Agency “mourned the late Lieutenant Al Afifi 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”.

On September 11, a Royal Air Force of Oman pilot was killed in an accident involving two Jaguar planes during a routine training mission in Rakhyut, about 1,110-kms south of Muscat.