Air Force F-5 fighter fell 32 To 34 years 36 pilots killed
The picture shows the model with the same airplane fighter
Taiwan Search personnel located the wreckage of more than 10 pieces of suspected fighters
missing on the F-5F fighter pilots
F-5F crash area diagram
BEIJING, July 16 (Xinhua) integrated to Taiwan media, Taiwan’s Air Force No. 5410 of the F-5F two-seater aircraft in the waters off Penghu 15 routine training mission crashed into the sea, pilots Lieutenant Huang Ting Yu, Zhang Yuan missing lieutenant colonel , Penghu Coast Guard search team mobilization, have been located at more than ten pieces of the wreckage, the rumor picked up body parts in general, the Air Force would not confirm.
Air Force said, if determined by the DNA identification of two pilots killed, the military will give each more than 10 million pension, another F-5F two-seater aircraft also carried out immediately in accordance with the provisions of “Ante-day inspection” suspend fly.
crashed into the sea with two pilots on the same date
this aircraft attached to the Taitung Air Base 737 Chi Wing’s F-5F two-seater planes, yesterday 11:14 by Chingchuankang bases, to the implementation of Penghu reef ranges to train, 22 minutes after the aircraft points of light suddenly disappeared from the radar screen, then lost contact.
Chingchuankang Air Force Base, Colonel political warfare Renxie Mao Song said that the aircraft is to the grass yesterday Island reef range to test the implementation of the training service, the aircraft did not fly on live; front flight lieutenant, academia and government officials is Huang Ting Yu, aged 26, flying hours 294 hours, unmarried; back seat is the official flight instructor Lt. Col. Zhang Yuan, flight hours are 2023 hours, 43 years old, married with two sons.
killed pilots Zhang Yuan, and Huang Ting Yu birthday the same day, unfortunately, killed the same day.
When they find aircraft disappeared from radar, the Air Force sent a rescue team 12:00 S-70C aircraft to search the crash area and flight officer.
patrol boats arrived in the first crash site, found floating in the sea on a large grease pan, then saw the sun reflected light Zhaoying metal, then boarded the grass island, located, including unused plastic boats to survive, driver’s seat back cushion, suspected the wing, fuselage skin and other debris the size of more than 10 pieces, the largest pieces of wreckage about 1 m wide, and standing.
Taiwan 443 wing political warfare Renhong Wen is said that the Air Force investigation team has set up a project, in-depth crash investigation to clarify the cause of the accident aircraft, and the other at this stage found the wreckage, still by the expert to determine whether The aircraft all.
As for people found to have an ambulance, carrying two bags of suspected since the terminal body parts to Penghu Hospital, Hong-Wen regular has not been confirmed.
main Renxie Mao Song, said the crashed aircraft machine despite 30 years of age, but all the normal maintenance schedule and established, is a worthy use of the state, has temporarily grounded the same model aircraft, the overhaul, investigate the cause of the crash, and then return to flight, and he apologized on behalf of the Air Force.
F-5 fighter fell 32 impairment 34 years 36 pilots
Taiwan Air Force F-5F fighters pass crashed into the sea, review F- 5 series aircraft in service 34 years, including the crash and fled, including even the loss of 32 has crashed yesterday, causing up to 36 more during the Air Force pilots killed or missing.
Air Force has ordered all F-5F fighters temporarily stop training, related to the investigation team set up the project.
stressed yesterday that although the Air Force F-5F crashed into the sea near the plane had no significant direct impact on the operational safety record of failure, but the other F-16, Mirage fighters compared to the old level of this aircraft has been overemphasized.
within the military, according to past statistics, since 1978, F-5E/F occurred nearly 30 accidents, in addition to 14 can not be investigated due to human-machine crashed into the sea, the remaining 16 , the “mechanical failure” as high as 10, as high as 62.5%, mechanical failure is very high, which in addition to the old fighters, the fighters are skeptical with the operation and maintenance of the required maintenance due to crowding and long-term military procurement budget low on.
Chi currently deployed in Taitung Air Base F-5 fighters, second-generation fighter the Air Force in place, have been gradually take a back seat as a trainer and an imaginary enemy squadron mission.
up once the Taiwan Air Force has 308 F-5 fighters, the fighters in service for 20 years, the total number of the original is maintained 255, but in the second-generation fighter after another into the military, have been gradually abandoned removal of 85, the other also archive or re-sale of 62 interested in, plus more than 30 aircraft crashed at present only a few aircraft 50 F-5 fighters.
F-5 fighter planes over the past decade, the accident record that is five, seven pilots unfortunate death; a recent accident, on May 11, 2007 Executive Hankuang rehearsal, the unfortunate crash Hukou in Hsinchu County, the camp, killing two pilots were killed, and the ground two dead, two injured in the tragedy, the crash is not expected to occur again yesterday.
F-5E/F fighters top speed of about 1700 kilometers per hour, maximum combat range of about 1405 km, the machine is equipped with two 20 mm M39 machine gun can be mounted Sidewinder air to air missiles, small cattle-ground missiles and bombs perform a variety of air, to the task.
737 Wing Air Force Taiwan TOP GUN
crashed aircraft belongs to the Air Force 737 Wing, 46 Squadron was the only enemy of Taiwan squadron pilots are the moment of choice, known as the Air Force, “TOP GUN”; into the military for 37 years 737 wings, is the cradle of Taiwan’s Air Force pilot training is also responsible for air patrol mission in eastern waters.
F-5F aircraft accidents in recent years, data
superior performance of low-altitude combat F-5F fighter, relatively low under the high the chances of an accident.
2005 年 1 月 27 day number 5379 of the F-5F two-seat aircraft, air base in Taitung blog off the runway before take-off fuel tank exploded, burning tail, right-wing fracture, two pilots escaped, the Fortunately, machine two Sidewinder missiles did not detonate.
2006 年 6 月 17 day number 5381 of the F-5F two-seat fighter aircraft, to carry out the transition in Jiayi Ji training crash, front seat flight killed a senior official Zhou Jiewei flight officer, flying hours 3000 hours; Officer Xia Wenyu injured flight back seat flying hours 600 hours.
followed by August 28, 2006, No. 5384 of the F-5F two-seater aircraft in Taiwan over the routine flight training, aircraft return to base, Chi, to belly landing forced landing, Fortunately, human peace.
2007 年 5 月 11 morning No. 5371 of the F-5F fighters participating in Han Kuang 23 exercise, four fire fighters at low altitude, the suspected stall direct crashed, killing pilots Weizi Yuan, Zhan Jiajun killed.
2009 年 7 月 15 day number 5410 of the F-5F fighters, Penghu reef in the implementation of air-bombing training range accident, pilots Huang Ting Yu and Zhang Yuan Lieutenant Colonel missing.
In addition, as early as 2001, the number 5356F-5F fighter jet off the coast of Taitung lost contact, Major official Li Zhimin flight, the flight captain missing since state officials Concordia.
F-5F fighters over the years although no longer as the imaginary task, however, still shouldering the intelligence and training, as well as the last line of defense of Taiwan air defense mission, but just 5 years 5 to take off An accident, resulting in three pilots killed, 4 missing.