Military Helicopter Crashes Into Residential Area, Injures 4

Around 9 am this morning, a military helicopter crashed into a residential neighborhood in Shantou, Guangdong province. The pilot parachuted to safety, but at least four people on the ground sustained injuries, none life-threatening, according to People’s Daily. One of the injured, a 26-year-old woman, had to be taken to the hospital.

In typical fashion (not really, but kind of), Youku has a video featuring dramatized music and one heck of a ridiculous animation.

Pictures after the jump via Sina Weibo.

UPDATE, 12/5, 2:39 pm: AP:

Citing the Ministry of Defense, it said the J-7 fighter jet had a mechanical failure just after takeoff from a Shantou airport.

The mostly retired fighter jets are a 1960s-era Chinese copy of the Soviet MiG-21.

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