Ministry of National Defense, R.O.C. said on Tuesday that an F-16 fighter jet disappeared from radar during a routine training flight.
On November 17, the Ministry of National Defense announced that an F-16 fighter aircraft, piloted by Colonel Chiang, disappeared from the radar screen at 18:07 (GMT+8) Tuesday.
According to a recent service news release, a fighter jet last was spotted at the northeast of Hualien Airbase.
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Taiwanese Armed Forces have dispatched rescue forces to the area to search & rescue the pilot.
The following official statements said that Minister Yen headed for Hualien for the latest updates on SAR efforts for the missing F-16, instructing that all available assets mobilized to bring Col. Chiang home.
Minister Yen headed for Hualien for latest updates on SAR efforts for the missing F-16, instructing that all available assets mobilized to bring Col. Chiang home. Minister also commended service members for their hard efforts to #ProtectOurCountry. We pray for the best outcome. pic.twitter.com/nl7dJeRbtK
— 國防部 Ministry of National Defense, R.O.C. 🇹🇼 (@MoNDefense) November 18, 2020