LIVING HIS DREAM:Against his father’s wishes, Kao Ting-cheng entered the air force, and became a good enough pilot to be offered a training program in the US
Date: Jan 23, 2016
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter, with CNA, and AP, BAGDAD, Arizona
Air Force Command Headquarters yesterday confirmed that Taiwanese pilot
Major Kao Ting-cheng (高鼎程) has been found dead after his F-16 fighter jet crashed at a training base in the US state of Arizona.
The jet fighter crashed during a routine training mission at 9am on Thursday, a statement issued by Air Force Command said last evening.
Kao, 31, was a 2007 graduate of the Air Force Academy and had logged 865 flight hours. He was dispatched to the Luke Air Force Base in Arizona for F-16 fighter jet pilot training. [FULL STORY]