Why is a house that looks like a plane crashed in China?
By Mark ThompsonThe Associated Press — CHINA CITY, China (AP) The house on a hill in the remote northwestern province of Hubei looked like an old jet fighter, but when an air conditioner was knocked out of service and crashed in the middle of the night, the whole house was engulfed in flames.
The fire was started when a hose in the house was turned on at about 3 a.m.
Saturday by a neighbor who didn’t have a hose hook, according to China’s state-run Xinhua news agency.
The victim was identified by relatives and police as Zhang Zhijun, a 52-year-old resident of the house.
His family told Xinhua that he had no relatives in China.
Xinhua said the cause of the fire was unknown.
No one else was injured.
A fire extinguisher is placed outside the house on Friday in Hubeis central Wuhan city.
Authorities are investigating the cause for the fire.
The home belongs to Zhang, and it is not the first time a jet fighter crashed in Hushan province.
In 2015, a large plane crashed on a runway in Huzhou, China’s second-biggest city.
The plane was a Russian Sukhoi-30 fighter jet.
The plane had about 10 crew members, including Zhang, according the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The crash site was identified as a rural area near the city of Huizhou.
The Russian Ministry of Defense has since said that the pilot and co-pilot were killed.
China has suffered a series of deadly air crashes this year, most recently a MiG-29K jetliner that was shot down over the eastern province of Jilin in July, killing all 224 people on board.