Business Standard

Four injured in Chinese Air Force jet crash

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

  • ALSO READ

    Sohrabuddin case: CBI opposes bail plea of 3 Gujarat cops

    Mamata visits clash site, says no forcible acquiring of land

    Shehla Masood murder case: HC denies bail to Zahida and Saba

    India's stern message to Maldives on GMR issue

    Commencement of ice skating carnival delayed by day

The Chinese Ministry of National Defence confirmed that the fighter jet J-7 encountered a mechanical failure when it was carrying out a routine training operation near an airport of Shantou.

The ministry said in a statement to Xinhua agency that pilot was able to parachute safely to the ground before the crash, which damaged a civilian house and injured four people.

The four civilians were taken to a nearby hospital and received medical treatment, it said.

According to the ministry, the jet, which belongs to the Air Force of the PLA Guangzhou Military Area Command, was climbing just after take-off when the mechanical failure occurred.

  

Four injured in Chinese Air Force jet crash

A Chinese fighter jet crashed into a suburban house in Shantou City of south China's Guangdong Province today, injuring four people on the ground.

The Chinese Ministry of National Defence confirmed that the fighter jet J-7 encountered a mechanical failure when it was carrying out a routine training operation near an airport of Shantou.

The ministry said in a statement to Xinhua agency that pilot was able to parachute safely to the ground before the crash, which damaged a civilian house and injured four people.

The four civilians were taken to a nearby hospital and received medical treatment, it said.

According to the ministry, the jet, which belongs to the Air Force of the PLA Guangzhou Military Area Command, was climbing just after take-off when the mechanical failure occurred.

  
image