Two journalists were detained for several hours in Zimbabwe for taking pictures at site where a military jet went down during a training flight in Gweru.

The Zimbabwean pilots died on the spot.

The two were on routine training from Josiah Tungamirai Air Force Base when the accident occurred.

They were identified as Mkhululi Dube, the instructor and his student, only identified as Sweswe.

It is said the training plane they were flying on developed a technical fault and crashed at Dabuka in Somabula on the outskirts of Gweru yesterday.

Their ranks could not be ascertained yesterday.

The Airforce of Zimbabwe was by last night still to release an official statement on the accident which occurred at around 2 30 pm.

When news crew arrived at the scene a military medical team had just arrived and was trying to retrieve the bodies that were trapped in the wreckage of the small plane.

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