J-7 fighter jet crashes in S. China

2012-12-04 05:55:47 GMT2012-12-04 13:55:47(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

A J-7 fighter jet crashed this morning in downtown Shantou, a city in Guangdong Province, setting a house on fire and injuring three people inside.

The air crash happened around 9am. The pilot parachuted to safety but his aircraft fell on a house in the city's Jinping District, setting off a big explosion.

One of the four people in the burning house managed to run out on his own. The other three were rescued and sent to a hospital for fire injuries.

The local fire brigade confirmed that crashed aircraft was a J-7 jet fighter, not a helicopter as CCTV news originally reported.

 

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