15 Oct '11, 8am

Pilot confirmed killed in China air show crash

Pilot confirmed killed in China air show crash

BEIJING - One of the pilots of a Chinese fighter jet which plunged to the ground and exploded at an air show was confirmed dead Saturday, state media reported. He was initially reported missing while his co-pilot ejected at the last minute and survived the crash Friday at the international air show in the northern city of Xian. No spectators were killed or injured in the crash which occurred two kilometres from the stands. A minute's silence was observed at the show in memory of the dead pilot, the official Xinhua news agency said, quoting an official at the Yanliang aviation base. Xinhua said the plane was a two-seat, fighter-bomber Flying Leopard -- or JH-7 -- a model officially launched in December 1988. But state television CCTV said it was a Xiaolong ("Fierce Dragon") fighter jet -- or FC-1 -- which is the result of a joint Sino-Pakistani development programme that st...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/vi...

Tweets

Updated | Crash.

missycheerio.com 16 Oct '11, 12am

I woke up feeling horrible for what I wrote. Its purely factual, and I’m only human. No more anger, its not gonna do me an...

Motor Racing: Wheldon killed in massive IndyCar crash

Motor Racing: Wheldon killed in massive IndyCar...

channelnewsasia.com 16 Oct '11, 10pm

LAS VEGAS, Nevada: English racing driver Dan Wheldon was killed in a massive crash at the Las Vegas 300 IndyCar series fin...

English racing driver Dan Wheldon killed in massive crash at Las Vegas IndyCar series finale

English racing driver Dan Wheldon killed in mas...

straitstimes.com 17 Oct '11, 12am

Team members line the pitlane as the drivers complete five memorial laps to honor Dan Wheldon, driver of the #77 Dallara H...

China government tightens media controls

channelnewsasia.com 15 Oct '11, 5am

BEIJING: China's propaganda authorities are trying to tighten controls over the Internet as they fear social unrest in the...

(china's revolution, many questions after 100 yrs)

(china's revolution, many questions after 100 yrs)

chillycraps.com 16 Oct '11, 7am

This year marks 100th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution (aka Xinhai Revolution). My closest participation (not in the ...

Chinese toddler left for dead in hit-and-run cr...

care2.com 21 Oct '11, 10pm

Thursday October 20, 2011, 9:30 pm This story broke my heart when I heard she was in a coma yesterday. Her innocent blood ...

No public access but AsiaOne brings you into S'...

asiaone.com 15 Oct '11, 4am

A day in Changi Airport's air traffic control tower What's it like to control aeroplanes landing and taking off from the w...

Yemeni Protesters Defy President Saleh; 12 Killed | Care2 Causes

Yemeni Protesters Defy President Saleh; 12 Kill...

care2.com 16 Oct '11, 4am

Government forces and plainclothes supporters of Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh opened fire on protesters in the capi...