One pilot was killed after a Vietnamese military aircraft crashed onto the ground during an exercise above the south-central province of Phu Yen on Friday morning.
According to a source close to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, the deceased victim is Pham Duc Trung, one of the two pilots boarding the L-39 training aircraft, coded 8705 from Regiment 910 when the accident happened at around 8:30 am.
A local said the plane had crashed into the median strip on the National Highway No.1A before hitting a man and severely injuring him on its way to the rice field.
The scene of the crash can be observed in the following photos taken by Tuoi Tre correspondents and collaborators:
A part of the median strip which was struck by the falling plane. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Local residents gather on the streets to observe the accident. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Congestion near the scene of the crash. Photo: Tuoi Tre