14:33 GMT19 April 2021
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    The victim, as well as two others who were injured, lived in the house. The aircraft's pilot managed to eject from the jet before the crash, but his or her fate remains unknown.

    A Bolivian Air Force Hongdu JL-8 (K-8VB variant) fighter jet has crashed into a residential building in the Sacaba municipality of Chapare province, Bolivia. 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. The two-seat jet's pilots reportedly managed to eject from the aircraft and landed safely.

    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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