Military plane crashes in Hanoi field

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A military aircraft crashed into a field north of downtown Hanoi Wednesday night, but no casualties were reported, according to local news website VnExpress.


The incident happened at around 8.30 p.m. when the MiG-21 hit the field in Thach Da Commune of Me Linh District near Noi Bai Airport, creating a crater four meters in diameter, the news source said.


The pilot managed to eject himself and parachute to safety before the crash, the report said, adding that local authorities cut power in the area until midnight, and didn't extinguish the fire until 11 p.m.


The Russian-produced supersonic jet fighter aircraft belonged to an Air Force division, VnExpress said.


However, local authorities and air force agencies have not commented on the event.

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