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2nd Taiwanese Mirage 2000-5 crash (May)

2nd Taiwanese Mirage 2000-5 crash (May)

A Taiwanese fighter jet ploughed into the sea off the island's north coast on Monday, the air force's second crash in less than a week, military officials said.

The crash happened when the French-made Mirage 2000-5 fighter was conducting a regular training mission, the air force said, adding that both crew managed to parachute to safety.

The cause of the incident was under investigation, it said.

A single-seater F-16 went down off central Taiwan on Wednesday last week due to mechanical failure. The pilot managed to parachute to safety.


Source: TAIPEI AFP (Singapore The Straits Times News) - 20 May 2013

Photo: The Taiwanese Air Force Mirage 2000-5 Multirole Fighter single engine combat aircraft, Operational as single-seater and two seater. A Taiwanese fighter jet ploughed into the sea off the island's north coast on Monday, the air force's second crash in less than a week, military officials said. (Photo wikimedia.org中文(繁體)‎: 幻象2000 5戰鬥機單座型右斜前方,攝於2011年空軍岡山基地營區開放活動。)


(20.5.2013)


 
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