By: Elaine Hou
Taipei, Sept. 24 (CNA) The military has yet to locate an AT-3 Air Force Academy training aircraft and its two pilots after the plane lost contact with air traffic controllers two days ago during a routine training flight.
In a statement issued Thursday evening, the Ministry of National Defense said that the military has continued to look for the pilots and the aircraft, which was last seen on radar screens in the skies over central Taiwan early Tuesday afternoon.
Since the incident, the military has sent more than 550 servicemen and deployed several helicopters as part of the search effort, but no signs of the twin-engine jet or its crew have been found, the ministry said.
The ministry said that several aircraft were deployed Thursday to continue the search and rescue mission. [FULL STORY]