South Korea: A Dramatic Landing

A Dramatic Landing

The villagers working in paddy fields five miles south of the city of Iri were shocked to see a two-engine bomber circling overhead. It tried to land in a field and hit a farmer, killing him instantly, before coming to a halt a few yards short of a house. The Chinese pilot, Xiao Tianyan, 33, shouted for help; the navigator was dead. The radioman walked away with light bruises and asked to be sent home to China. Thus ended Navy Pilot Xiao's dramatic escape in his Chinese-built version of a Soviet Ilyushin Il-28. The pilot said he was dissatisfied with life...

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