Thursday, September 29, 2022

Taiwanese military says one of its F-16 fighter jets disappeared from radar

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.


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.

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Daisuke Sato is defense reporter, covering the Asia-Pacific defense industrial base, defense markets and all related issues.