By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Navy Commander Admiral Huang Shu-kuang said Friday he had requested disciplinary measures against himself from the Ministry of National Defense over the fatal accidental firing of a missile.
On Friday morning, a Chinchiang-class corvette located near Kaohsiung fired a supersonic Hsiung Feng III missile by accident. It landed in the Taiwan Strait near Penghu County after hitting a Taiwanese fishing trawler and killing its captain.
The blunder happened during a drill and was explained as a result of “a grave human error” by a missile operator who probably did not follow standard operating procedures, the military said. [FULL STORY]