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

More from World

Trade deal "mistakes" and women "liars" targeted in Trump speech

Republican Donald Trump laid out far-reaching plans for the start of his presidency if he wins November elections,...

Iraqi premier rules out Turkish Mosul role despite US support

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday insisted that only Iraqi forces would take part in the campaign to...

Record 300 tons of cocaine seized this year in Colombia

Colombian anti-drug squads have this year seized a record haul of around 300 tons of cocaine.

Key Egyptian army officer shot dead in Cairo

A senior Egyptian army officer was killed in Cairo on Saturday, state television reported.

Key rebel official reported killed as Yemen truce nears end

A senior official in Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement has been killed, Saudi-owned television station Al Arabiya...