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Friday, October 14, 2011

Chinese Fighter Jet Crashes at Air Show

A Chinese FBC-1 “Flying Leopard” jet plunged to the ground and exploded during an air show in the central province of Shaanxi on Friday, state-run media reported — at least the second time the Chinese fighter-bomber has crashed since July 2009.

Footage aired by state-run broadcaster China Central Television Friday morning shows a pilot ejecting from the two-seater, also known as a JH-7, before it hit the ground.

The state-run Xinhua news agency said there were no immediate reports of causalities and that the air show was continuing. The air show’s organizer, Xian Greenland Pico, could not immediately reach for comment.

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