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October 15, 2011

Chinese Fighter Jet Down At Air Show

Pilot Ejected, Status Still Unknown

A Chinese fighter jet went down during an air show performance Friday in the northern Chinese province of Shaanxi.There had been conflicting reports about the type of jet and whether the pilot survived the accident. The French news service AFP and the Associated Press report that the official Chinese news agency Xinhua said the aircraft was a two-place JH-7 fighter-bomber. Early reports from China state television CCTV indicated that it might have been a Xiaolong FC-1 fighter jet.

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