F-16 pilot confirmed killed in crash

HAN KUANG DRILLS: A hiker telephoned authorities after spotting possible wreckage. The crash site was later found on Wufenshan and the air force has grounded its F-16s

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 05, 2018
By: Yu Tai-lang, Lo Tien-pin, Wu Sheng-ju and Jonathan Chin  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

The pilot of an F-16 air force jet that went missing yesterday while taking part in the live-

Military personnel walk past police officers yesterday in New Taipei City’s Ruifang District on their way to help in the search for a missing F-16 fighter jet and its pilot.
Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

fire drills of the annual Han Kuang exercise has been confirmed dead, after rescuers found body parts and other items on Wufenshan (五分山) in New Taipei City.

The air force’s forensic science unit confirmed that the remains belonged to 31-year-old Major Wu Yen-ting (吳彥霆) of the 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, the Ministry of National Defense said in a statement last night.

Searchers had found blood-stained pieces of the pilot’s anti-G suit and other clothing, as well as body parts in trees at the crash site, it said.

The confirmation of identification came just hours after officers from the 5th Tactical Composite Wing had held an evening press event at the Hualien Air Force Base.

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