HO CHI MINH CITY, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Two Su-22 fighter jets crashed in Vietnam's central Binh Thuan province after a mid-air collision on Thursday.
The two aircraft from Air Division 370 collided during a training mission near Phu Quy island, the VNExpress online newspaper reported. The two pilots ejected but still remained missing.
"The two fighter jets lost contact with the ground at around 10: 35 a.m. local time (0335 GMT) over the sea of central Binh Thuan province," the report quoted Major General Do Minh Tuan, deputy commander of the Air Defense Force, as saying.
The two pilots were still missing despite search efforts by rescuers from the Air Defense Force and the border guards, according to the VNExpress.