Thursday, May 16, 2013

Taiwanese F-16 crashes into sea; pilot rescued

RoCAF (Taiwan) F-16B of the 455th TFW. Photo © unknown

A Republic of China (Taiwan) Air Force F-16A crashed into waters southwest of Chiayi in southern Taiwan on Wednesday, but its pilot ejected to safety, according to the RoCAF. The pilot, Lieutenant Wu Yen-ting, reported an unspecified problem soon after takeoff and ejected shortly after. He was rescued by a RoCAF S-70 Search and Rescue helicopter.

Chiayi (嘉義) is home to the 455th Tactical Fighter Wing of the RoCAF, which operates three squadrons (Tactical Fighter Groups in RoCAF parlance) of F-16A/B Block 20s.


  1. fwiw, xinhua reported the downed plane as being a mirage 2000....

  2. Separate crash Gerry, the Mirage 2K crash occurred 20th May, while this one happened on the 15th.