A Chinese military aircraft crashed outside Zunyi Airport, Guizhou, China during a training flight, the Chinese Air Force has confirmed.
The plane, thought to be a Shaanxi Y-8 (a Chinese aircraft based on the An-12), has gone down in a field, with smoke coming from the site.
BREAKING A large aircraft believed to be military has crashed in Guizhou Province, China. Unknown casualties and injuries.
— Brendan Grainger (@Highflyermel) 29 janvier 2018
It was later announced that 43 people died in the crash.
Chinese Air Force aircraft crashed on a training flight near Zunyi, Guizhou Province. It is understood that 43 persons were killed in the event.https://t.co/iUAhNK8bHk
— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) 29 janvier 2018