China's J-7 Fighter Jet Reportedly Falls Over Resident's House, 1 Person Killed

China's J-7 Fighter Jet Reportedly Falls Over Resident's House,  1 Person Killed
Chinese Air Force J-7 fighter jet crashes during training and crashes

International Military - At least one person was killed and two others injured when a fighter jet crashed in central China on Thursday (9/6/2022), state media reported. According to state-owned television station CCTV, a J-7 fighter jet belonging to the Chinese Air Force crashed during training and crashed in the vicinity of the airport causing damage to private homes.

"The pilot jumped to safety and has been transferred to the hospital along with the others who were injured," CCTV said. "The cause of the accident in Xiangyang, a city in Hubei province, is being investigated," CCTV added.

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Footage from the crash site posted online by the Xinhua news agency showed the fire sending black smoke billowing into the air from a street in Xiangyang.

Several buildings appear to have been completely leveled in the crash. This is not the first time a Chinese military jet has crashed into a resident's house. Two pilots were killed when a navy plane crashed in 2019 in the island province of Hainan.

In March this year, a civilian plane crashed in the southern province of Guangxi, killing 132 people in China's worst air disaster in decades.

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China Eastern flight MU5375 was traveling from the city of Kunming to Guangzhou when it mysteriously fell from a height of 29,000 feet onto a mountainside. China's civil aviation authority did not immediately find a reason for the incident, and said an investigation was ongoing.

Last month, the Wall Street Journal reported that US investigators believed someone on board the plane deliberately crashed an American-made Boeing 737-800, citing a person familiar with the initial assessment of the incident.

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