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Chengdu J-7 aircraft crashed in Xiangyang city, Hubei province on Thursday. Authorities said it was “an accident during a training flight.”
One person died and two others were injured in the crash of a Chinese crashed into houses shortly after takeoff for a training mission.
A 1960s Soviet-designed Chengdu J-7 aircraft crashed in a residential area of Xiangyang near a military airport.
< br /> A pilot on a training flight managed to parachute to safety when his plane crashed into houses and burst into flames. The pilot was injured and was hospitalized along with two civilians who were injured on the ground. Chinese authorities and media have not released any information on the condition of the casualties.
State media has not given a cause for the plane crash, which is being investigated.
Such reports from China are unusual, as Beijing tends to seeks to hide military incidents or praises the “heroic” the role of a pilot in preventing loss of life.
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