Chinese fighter jet crashes into residential area

A Chinese fighter jet has crashed in a southern Chinese city, sparking a fire that injured at least four people.

The fighter plane belonging to the Chinese air force crashed while on a training exercise this morning near the airport in Shantou city in Guangdong province.

The plane ploughed into a residential building, resulting in injuries to four people.

The pilot was able to parachute safely to the ground

An investigation into the accident has been launched.