Air force jet crash claims pilot’s life

TAKEOFF INCIDENT: Chu Kuan-meng was a member of a band and loved fishing, the military said, adding that he was to be promoted from captain to major

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 30, 2020
By: Hsieh Chun-lin, Aaron Tu and Jake Chung / Staff reporters, with staff writer

A photograph of air force pilot Captain Chu Kuan-meng is displayed at a funeral hall in Taitung County yesterday.
Photo: Huang Ming-tang, Taipei Times

Air force pilot Captain Chu Kuan-meng (朱冠甍) was killed yesterday after ejecting from his F-5E jet over the sea off Taitung County.

He was 29.

The jet from the 7th Tactical Flight Wing crashed into the water after Chu ejected. He was retrieved from the water and taken to Taitung Mackay Memorial Hospital, where he was declared dead.

He is survived by a wife and a one-year-old daughter.    [FULL  STORY]

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