A Chinese navy pilot successfully landed a J-15 fighter jet which caught fire following a bird hit.
The J-15 fighter’s left engine caught fire after the aircraft crashed into a flock of birds immediately after it took off. The pilot Yuan Wei co-ordinated with air traffic controllers and was able to land the aircraft safely, China Central Television (CCTV) reported Friday.
The Shenyang J-15, nicknamed the Flying Shark is a carrierborne air superiority fighter jet which looks remarkably similar to the Russian Su-33 carrier-borne jet which was used in the Russian action in Syria.
Its development was marked by a controversy with Russia claiming that the Chinese have violated intellectual property agreements by creating their own version of the Russian Jet.
Three incidents of the carrier-based aircraft have been reported since 2016.
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Chinas Peoples Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF) struck down a mock-up of US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) site and ground based models of F-22 Raptor stealth fighters during a ballistic and cruise missile exercise. The PLARF employed four DF-26C intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBM), 10 DF-16A medium range ballistic missiles and six CJ-10 land attack cruise missiles in a live-fire drill it conducted a day before a major parade to celebrate PLAs 90th anniversary,
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