China fighter jet crash: JH-7 'Flying Leopard' nose-dives into field
- uploaded: Nov 9, 2011
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A fighter jet has crashed during an exhibition at an air show in central China, though there are no reports of casualties. Footage aired by state broadcaster China Central Television shows the jet sputtering and then nose-diving into a field as the pilot ejects from the cockpit and falls to the ground beneath an open parachute. The report identifies the plane as a "Flying Leopard." Also known as the JH-7, the two-seater fighter is a stalwart of the Chinese military. One of the air show organizers said the pilot was unhurt and there were no injuries on the ground.