US F-18 fighters depart Taiwan after repairs

Want China Times
Date: 2015-04-03
By: CNA

Two US F-18 fighters left Taiwan Friday afternoon after making an emergency landing at a

One of the US F-18 fighters leaves Taiwan, April 3. (Photo/CNA)

One of the US F-18 fighters leaves Taiwan, April 3. (Photo/CNA)

Taiwanese Air Force base two days earlier due to a mechanical problem with one of the aircraft, the ROC Air Force said.

US maintenance personnel arrived at the Tainan Air Force Base in southern Taiwan late Thursday and completed the work Friday morning. The two fighters left for their base in Okinawa after repairs were completed, an air force official said.

The fighters left at 1:12pm after passing safety checks, said Ministry of National Defense spokesperson Major General Luo Shou-he.     [FULL  STORY]

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