Bolivian Air Force Hongdu JL-8 Trainer Plane Crashes Into Residential House

Bolivian Air Force Hongdu JL-8 Trainer Plane Crashes Into Residential House
A Bolivian K-8 – Teclado00

A Bolivian Air Force Hongdu JL-8 trainer plane crashes into a house in Sacaba, Cochabamba, and was destroyed by fire. There is said to be one fatality on the ground. Both pilots are said to have ejected safely.

The crashed jet was a training aircraft. It is unclear at the moment, what caused the accident.

According to local media reports, one person was killed and two more injured in the accident that took place near the Lava Lava canton.

All three of them were reportedly residents of the house.

Police have cordoned off the area of the crash, and firefighters are working on extinguishing the flames, which had started in the house as a result of the incident.

A member of the emergency response team told local Página Siete Digital news outlet that the jet did not explode.

Hongdu JL-8 is a two-seat Chinese light attack jet developed jointly with Pakistan Aeronautical Complex and often used to train pilots. Bolivia bought six units of the K-8VB variant of the jet.

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