A Vietnamese coastguard plane has crashed during the search for a missing fighter jet and pilot. Yiming Woo reports.
Search teams in Vietnam retrieve the debris of a coastguard plane that went down in bad weather. The nine people on board are missing. It crashed on Tuesday while searching for a fighter jet and one of two pilots on board, the defence ministry said. The other pilot was rescued. Vietnam has deployed its navy, air force and fishermen in the search. China has also sent ships to help. Although the two countries are historically close, tensions have risen due to territorial disputes. Vietnam has been building up its defence in light of China's military rise.