Chinese fighter jet rumored to have crash-landed on river in Henan Province

A People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) J-10S two-seater fighter aircraft crash landed on a river in Henan Province, yesterday, October 22, according to a video circulating on Chinese social media. Reports in Taiwan’s United Daily News and Liberty Times say that the J-10S crashed on the bank of the Jialu River after the pilots ejected and parachuted into the river. The jet aircraft appeared mostly intact, but had a damaged nose according to video and photographic evidence. The pilots

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Body of fighter pilot found 27 days after crash

The remains of a pilot who was missing for 27 days after the collision and crash of two air force F-5E fighter jets were found just 100 meters from Nanren Fishing Port in Pingtung County this morning, April 18. Captain Pan Ying-chun (潘穎諄) was one of two pilots who ejected after the two planes collided during a change in formation off the coast of Pingtung County, March 22. See previous story: One fighter pilot dead, one missing after mid-air collision

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Plane crash in China’s Jiangxi Province leaves 5 dead, one injured

Five people died, and one person was injured after a plane engaged in cloud-seeding operations crashed into houses in Jianxi Province, China, Monday, March 1. All five people aboard the aircraft died, while a resident of one of three houses affected by the crash suffered minor injuries. According to Chinese language media reports, a twin-turboprop Beechcraft King Air 350 aircraft, registered B-10GD, belonging to Great Northern wilderness General Aviation Company (中國北大荒通用航空公司) crashed in a residential area of Ji’an County at

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Details of fatal ultralight crash emerge as investigation begins

Further details about a fatal plane crash in Pingtung County yesterday have emerged as an investigation by Taiwan’s Transportation Safety Investigation Committee began today, January 8. See previous story: Light aircraft reported missing found crashed in Pingtung County: 2 dead The aircraft was identified as a CTLS ultralight belonging to the AeroJones Aero Club, with the serial number AJ-2199. The aircraft took off from the Saijia Airfield in Sandimen Township, Pingtung County at around 2:20 pm with a planned flight

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Light aircraft reported missing found crashed in Pingtung County: 2 dead

Fire Bureau search and rescue teams have located a light aircraft reported missing in Pingtung County this afternoon, and both occupants died in the crash. The Pingtung County Fire Bureau received a report about the missing plane at 4:35 pm, according to reports by Taiwan’s Central News Agency and United Daily News. The aircraft carrying a 50-year-old flight coach named Lin, and a 24-year-old passenger named Chen, took off from a light aircraft airfield in Gaoshu Township at around 2:00

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F-16 missing, suspected crashed off east coast of Taiwan

An ROCAF F-16 fighter plane is suspected to have crashed at sea, after disappearing from radar screens northeast of Hualien Airport at 6:07 pm this evening, according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND). The aircraft took off from Hualien Airbase for a night time training mission at 6:05 pm, the MND report said. The aircraft disappeared from radar screens around 13 kilometers northeast of Hualien Harbor around two minutes after take off. Air and surface search crews have been

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Pilot dies after fighter jet crashes off east coast

The pilot of an F-5E fighter jet died after ejecting from the plane off the coast of Taitung County this morning, October 29. The F-5E single-seat fighter of the Air Force Seventh Wing crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from the Taitung Chihhang Air Force Base at 7:30 am on a regular training mission. The pilot, Captain Chu Kuan-meng (朱冠甍) reported engine failure two minutes after take off, and ejected from the aircraft over the ocean. An Air

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Three Survive Crash-landing in Ocean

Three occupants of a light aircraft were rescued after the pilot put the plane down in the ocean off the coast of Kaohsiung City this evening, July 9. The Diamond Aircraft Industries 4-seat, single-engine DA40 aircraft belonging to Apex Flight Academy disappeared from radar screens southwest of Kaohsiung International Airport after sending a mayday message at around 5:10pm. The National Search and Rescue Command Center reported that two people had been airlifted out of the water by helicopter, while a

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Crashed F-16 Flight Data Recorder Recovered after Month-long Search

New Taipei City Firefighters today located and recovered the flight data recorder of an F-16 fighter that crashed in a mountainous district near Keelung during annual military exercises, June 4. Fire Bureau search and rescue personnel have been searching the steep terrain of the crash site for more than one month in an attempt to recover the data recorder after the aircraft crashed into a mountainside, killing pilot Major Wu Yan-ting (吳彥霆), during a simulated stealth attack on the Port

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Fighter Plane Crashes during Military Exercise

An F-16 went missing in a mountainous region of northern Taiwan this afternoon, and wreckage has reportedly been found by a hiker on a trail in the vicinity of Ruifang District. The single-seat F-16A (No. 6685) was one of two belonging to the 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron that took off from Hualien Airport at 1:09pm to participate in the annual Hanguang military exercise which began today. The fighter jets were heading to airspace above Keelung City when one of the

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