News of the crash reported from Russia
Chinese plane land-crashes at Russian-Chinese military exercise
MOSCOW, July 19 (Itar-Tass) - Chinese troops suffered a loss at the joint Russian-Chinese exercise “Peace Mission-2009”: a two-seater warplane land-crashed during the second joint training session of the two countries’ troops. Both pilots died, Itar-Tass learnt on Sunday from a reliable military source.
“A plane of the Chinese Air Force, flying to inflict a strike on a land target at an altitude of around 200 metres, lost speed, tilted to one side, land-crashed and exploded. Both pilots – officers of the Chinese Air Force – died,” the source noted.
According to a preliminary appraisal, “a blunder in piloting” was the reason for the disaster.
Here is a Xinhua news report.