A Vietnam Air Force (VPAF) Su-22 fighter-bomber aircraft crashed during a routine training flight in the Quảng Nam province.
The accident occurred when the pilot lost control of the aircraft, crashing in the streets of the town of Điện Bàn. The impact blew out the plane’s front and back approximately 200 meters away from the crash site.
The pilot, captain Đỗ Tiến Đức, was able to move the plane away from residential areas before it landed. He managed to eject safely out of the aircraft.
Damage to private property was reported and one local resident sustained minor injuries from the debris, but no casualties were announced.
Both the VPAF and the local government of Điện Bàn spoke with locals affected by the accident, enacting a support plan to assist in damage recovery.
Each household received up to four million đồng ($163) for the rehabilitation of damaged properties, ranging from houses and barns to crops.
Representatives from the VPAF assisted an individual that was rushed to a nearby hospital after being hit in the head by plane debris.
A Previous Incident
In 2018, a similar Su-22 jet crashed in the forests of Nghe An province, claiming the lives of its two crew members. The accident occurred amid heavy rains in the region.
The plane crashed in a hilly area 300 kilometers (180 miles) south of Hanoi 19 minutes after it took off.