The pilot and co-pilot of a training aircraft, bearing registration number AP-ZBQ, were killed in an aviation-related accident near the Faisalabad airport on Friday, DawnNews reported.

Flight instructor Maaz and trainee pilot Mohammad Ahmad had initiated an emergency landing soon after the plane took flight, but the small plane — a Cessna 162 Skycatcher — apparently could not be controlled and was destroyed on impact, DawnNews reported.

It was not immediately clear why the plane had to make an emergency landing.

The aircraft, usually categorized as a light sport airplane, is registered to the Shaheen Air Flying Training School, a subsidiary of Shaheen Air International.

The training school's website has a listing for a "Private Pilot License Course on Cessna 162 Skycatcher", whose objective is to train students in flying skills and aviation knowledge compatible according to the standards specified by Shaheen Air International and the Civil Aviation Authority for a private pilot license.

Initial reports suggest that the instructor and trainee pilot were on a routine training flight.

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