By: Elaine Hou
Taipei, April 2 (CNA) American personnel arrived in Taiwan Thursday evening to repair a
mechanical problem on one of two American F-18 fighters that made an emergency landing at an air force base in Taiwan the previous day.
Taiwan’s Air Force and the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the de facto U.S. embassy in Taiwan, both confirmed that a C-130 transport plane carrying U.S. maintenance personnel and aircraft parts had arrived at Tainan Air Force Base in southern Taiwan.
It was not immediately clear how long it would take to repair the aircraft. Taiwan’s Air Force said that it will provide any necessary logistics assistance to the U.S. personnel. [FULL STORY]