A People's Liberation Army J-7 plane was conducting exercises in Hubei province when it crashed, damaging several homes.

One resident was reported killed and two were injured, writes cnn.

The pilot was parachuted from the plane before the crash, suffering minor injuries.

Videos from social networks show houses burning near the crashed plane.

The incident took place near Laohekou Airport in Xiangyang.

The cause of the accident is still unknown.

Authorities are investigating.

/ Telegraphy /