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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138516
Last updated: 4 June 2020
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Time:19:52 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Northrop F-5F Tiger II
Owner/operator:Taiwanese Air Force
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Hualien Air Base -   Taiwan
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Hualien Air Base (RCYU)
Destination airport:Hualien Air Base (RCYU)
An Northrop F-5F two-seater and a Northrop RF-5 had taken off from Hualien Air Base at 19:39 for a nighttime training flight, but had disappeared from radar screens at 19:52 LT.

Taiwan's air force says it has found the remains of three pilots killed in the crash of two F-5 fighter jets.

The F-5F and RF-5E jets took off on a training mission Tuesday night from an air force base in the eastern county of Hualien and soon disappeared from radar screens.

The air force acknowledged Wednesday that the planes deviated from their planned flight route but said it was uncertain why they crashed into a hillside.

Local media say witnesses saw the two aircraft slam into the hillside and that parts of the planes were found on a nearby highway.


Revision history:

13-Sep-2011 12:44 gerard57 Added
13-Sep-2011 13:00 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Sep-2011 23:57 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Narrative]
14-Sep-2011 03:21 gerard57 Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]

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