A Thai fighter pilot was killed instantly Wednesday when his aircraft crashed during training in the northeast of the country, an air force spokesman said.

"The accident happened at 11.55am (0455 GMT) when a F5E fighter jet, in use since 1981 and attached to the fleet in Ubon Ratchathani province, crashed on the roadside," Group Captain Montol Suchookorn told AFP.

The pilot of the one-seater jet, Flying Officer Chatchawan Rasami, died at the scene.

Montol said an investigating team was dispatched soon after the crash, which appeared to be an accident.

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