The two pilots of the Hawk 108 fighter jet were found in a swamp near Chukai in Terengganu at 2.30 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Bernama news agency, Channel NewsAsia wrote.

The victims were identified as Major Hasri Zahari, 31, and Major Yazmin Mohamed Yusof, 39. Both airmen were found with their parachutes strapped on but the wreckage of the jet had yet to be found.

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Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, in a Twitter message, expressed his condolences and called for an investigation into the cause of the crash.