South African pilot dies in China air show crash

A South African pilot died when his stunt plane crashed at an air show in northern China, state media reported on Saturday.

China Central Television posted footage on Twitter of Paul Smith's XA42 plane spiralling downwards and crashing about 10:47 am (0247 GMT) on Saturday at the first Silk Road International General Aviation Convention in the city of Zhangye, Gansu province.

Smith's employer, a US aerobatic flight team, has canceled all flights, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Other aerobatic flights continued as scheduled on Saturday afternoon.

Last update: Sat, 27/08/2016 - 10:59

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