One dead and two injured after air force plane crashes into homes during training sparking huge blaze in China

AT least one person has been killed and two injured after a military plane crashed landed – setting several houses on fire.

A J-7 fighter jet of the PLA Air Force smashed into a number of homes in China’s Hubei Province this morning during training.

One person has died and two have been injured after a plane crashed

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One person has died and two have been injured after a plane crashedCredit: Weibo

It’s understood the pilot parachuted to safety before being taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Pictures show smoke billowing from the scene after houses erupted into flames following the crash.

Emergency services rushed to the area, with at least two people taken to hospital after houses were reduced to rubble.

It’s understood one person has been killed, reports Global Times.

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The cause of the smash near Laohekou Airport is being investigated.

It is the third plane crash in China since just March this year.

In March, a passenger plane with 132 people on board nosedived vertically into a mountain at 350mph.

Horrifying footage showed the Boeing 737 jet’s final seconds after it plunged 29,100ft in around minute and a half.

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The passenger jet flown by China Eastern Airlines came down in Guangxi, China, on March 21, as it headed to Guangzhou from Kunming.

Data retrieved from the plane’s black box suggests someone on board may have deliberately crashed the jet.

Investigators ar4e examining whether the smash was down to intentional action on the flight deck, with no evidence of a technical malfunction found, two people briefed on the matter said.

Two black-box recorders discovered in the fireball wreckage of the plane were sent to Washington for experts to recover data from, despite both being damaged.

Flight data from one of the jet’s black boxes indicates someone in the cockpit intentionally crashed the plane, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the preliminary assessment of US officials.

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“The plane did what it was told to do by someone in the cockpit,” the outlet quoted a source as saying.

Meanwhile last month more than 40 people were injured after a plane from China’s Tibet Airlines veered off the runway and caught fire while taking off with 122 people on board.

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