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F-5E fighter crashes off eastern Taiwan, killing pilot

ROC Central News Agency

10/29/2020 10:29 AM

Taipei, Oct. 29 (CNA) An F-5E fighter jet crashed during a training mission off the coast of Taitung County in eastern Taiwan Thursday morning, killing the pilot.

The aircraft crashed into the sea north of Chihhang Air Base less than two minutes after taking off at 7:29 a.m., the military said.

The pilot, Chu Kuan-meng (朱冠甍), managed to bail out but was found without vital signs, according to the military.

He was rushed to Taitung Mackay Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:27 a.m., the hospital said.

(By Tyson Lu, Chang Chi and Y.F. Low)


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