Taiwan’s army says one of many air power’s F-16 fighter jets disappeared throughout a nighttime coaching mission
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s army says one of many air power’s F-16 fighter jets disappeared throughout a nighttime coaching mission.
The protection ministry stated the single-seater aircraft fell off radar screens about two minutes after taking off on Tuesday night and that the destiny of the pilot was unknown.
An enormous air and sea search has been ordered within the space surrounding the air base within the japanese metropolis of Hualien alongside the Pacific coast.
The aircraft’s disappearance follows the crash of an F-5E fighter throughout a coaching mission final month, killing the pilot.
The incidents come as Taiwan’s air power is beneath higher strain to reply to incursions by warplanes from China, which claims Taiwan as its personal territory to be introduced beneath its management by power if mandatory.
Taiwan bought the F-16s from the US, its chief ally, within the Nineties and has been upgrading its present fashions together with ordering the newest model of the versatile jet.