May 15, 2013 (by Asif Shamim) - A RoCAF F-16A block 20 crashed into the sea off the coast of Southern Taiwan, around 14.00h local time today, during a training flight. The pilot ejected and was rescued.
The Taiwanese air force
Command stated that the pilot, Lieutenant Wu Yen-ting, reported an unidentified problem with the F-16 (#93-0723
) which resulted in him ejecting.
A search and rescue S-70C helicopter was dispatched to recover the 26 year old pilot who suffered minor injuries. Wu was then flown to a hospital in the city of Chaiyi according to the release from the Air Force.
The Air Force suspected mechanical failure was the reason for crash and have started an investigation