IDF jet canopy accidentally ejected by pilot in Tainan

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 15, 2015
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

Two air force pilots earlier this month escaped injuries when an Indigenous Defense Fighter p14a(IDF) aircraft at the Tainan Air Base sustained damage when a cockpit canopy was accidentally blasted off.

Ministry of National Defense officials on Thursday confirmed that the incident took place on Nov. 2, when two pilots from the 443rd Tactical Fighter Wing squadron were conducting pre-flight checks for an IDF jet fighter training mission.

It was reported that the mission’s co-pilot, surnamed Chen (陳), had violated safety procedures by pulling out an insertion pin which was part of the cockpit’s canopy ejection mechanism.     [FULL  STORY]

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