An unspecified Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy fighter jet crashed on Tuesday in Hainan, a southern Chinese province in the South China Sea, The Associated Press reported, citing the Chinese military’s official news outlet.
Both pilots were killed in the crash, but there were no injuries or fatalities on the ground, the report said.
The crash is under investigation.
A Chinese fighter jet crashed in southern China on Tuesday, killing the two pilots on board, The Associated Press reported, citing the Chinese military’s official news outlet.
The unspecified fighter jet went down in Ledong county, in Hainan, a Chinese island province in the South China Sea, the report said. The country has set up military outposts in the region to enforce its sovereignty claims in the contested waterway.
According to reports, no citizens or bystanders on the ground were harmed.