An Taiwan’s F-16V fighter jet crashed in the afternoon during bombing training at the Chiayi county, and a search and rescue operation is already underway by the Taiwan coast guard and the airforce.
“On January 11, the air force command of the Ministry of National Defense of Taiwan confirmed that the F-16 (aircraft number 6650) of the Chiayi military base took off at 14:55 pm (Taiwan Time) by the flight officer Chen YI to carry out routine training tasks, and at 15:26 his F-16V disappeared from the radar screens, the air force has set up a response centre to carry out search and rescue operations.” said the announcement by Taiwan’s Central News Agency.
Taiwan’s President Tsai ing-wen also directed rescuers to prioritize their efforts and make every effort to complete search and rescue tasks, and further investigate the cause of the accident with Taiwan’s F-16V Fighter jet.
She also stated, “I hope that everyone in Taiwan will cheer after the search and rescue operations are completed and that good news will arrive soon.”
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