Taiwan says F-16 fighter jet goes missing during training


PTI, Nov 18, 2020, 2:58 PM IST

Taipei: Taiwan’s military says one of the air force’s F-16 fighter jets disappeared during a nighttime training mission.

The defence ministry said the single-seater plane fell off radar screens about two minutes after taking off on Tuesday evening and that the fate of the pilot was unknown.

A massive air and sea search has been ordered in the area surrounding the airbase in the eastern city of Hualien along the Pacific coast.

The plane’s disappearance follows the crash of an F-5E fighter during a training mission last month, killing the pilot.

The incidents come as Taiwan’s air force is under greater pressure to respond to incursions by warplanes from China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory to be brought under its control by force if necessary.

Taiwan purchased the F-16s from the United States, its chief ally, in the 1990s and has been upgrading its existing models along with ordering the latest version of the versatile jet.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

ISRO espionage: SC to hear on Feb 25 CBI plea against anticipatory bail to four

SAD doing dirty politics over ’93 Delhi blast convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar’s release: Kejriwal

Lata Mangeshkar off ventilator but under observation: doctor

In past 10 yrs, SP and BJP govts gave anarchy, jungle raj to UP: Mayawati

CM Bommai sets February end deadline for ‘Grama One’ implementation across Karnataka

Skeleton of elephant found in noon meal centre

SBI suspends circular on recruitment of pregnant women


Related Articles More

Rejected by New Zealand, reporter turns to Taliban for help

Singapore reports more infectious BA.2 Omicron variant; says hospitals coping well

Willow Biden joins long and varied line of White House pets

Swastikas spray painted on DC’s Union Station

US: Human chain formed to help after Pittsburgh bridge collapse

MUST WATCH

NEWS BULLETIN 29-01-2022

Cobra – Dog Fight at Sakaleshpura

Why Agriculture Needs Young People

Elephant shot dead near Hunsur

Mangaluru: Youth loses life while trying to save drowning girlfriend


Latest Additions

ISRO espionage: SC to hear on Feb 25 CBI plea against anticipatory bail to four

SAD doing dirty politics over ’93 Delhi blast convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar’s release: Kejriwal

Lata Mangeshkar off ventilator but under observation: doctor

In past 10 yrs, SP and BJP govts gave anarchy, jungle raj to UP: Mayawati

HC questions police probe, acquits Maha man handed life sentence by lower court for murder

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.