Wednesday, June 25, 2008

2 Chinese air force training jets crash
6 hours ago

BEIJING (AP) — A state news agency says two Chinese air force jets crashed in a city suburb in Inner Mongolia after a midair collision.

Xinhua News Agency says the J-8 fighters collided during a training mission over the suburb of the regional capital Hohhot on Wednesday. It says both pilots ejected and parachuted to safety, suffering only minor injuries.

Xinhua says both planes crashed in inhabited areas, but gave no word on casualties. It says the planes were attached to the northern Shenyang Military District.

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