Chinese J-10 fighter aircraft crashed in Zhejiang, crew eject safely.
A People’s Liberation Army Naval Air Force (PLANAF) from the 4th Division, 12th Air Regiment, crashed this evening in Zeguo town, Taizhou city, Zhejiang Province. Both pilots ejected safely.
Postings on Chinese Internet suggests the aircraft’s Russian AL-31F engine failed in mid-air.
The Chengdu J-10 ( Known in the West as the “Vigorous Dragon“, or by the NATO Reporting Name Firebird) is a lightweight multirole fighter aircraft capable of all-weather operation, configured with a delta wing and canard design, with fly-by-wire flight controls, and produced by the People’s Republic of China’s Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) for the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).
PLANAF J-10S crashed in Zhejiang today, both ejected safely. pic.twitter.com/lR1MFn4Cp6
— Alert 5 (@alert5) 17 декабря 2015