By: Wang Shu-fen and Jay Chen
Taipei, July 24 (CNA) One of Taiwan’s major international airlines on Friday confirmed that
one of its student pilots has been injured in a plane crash in central Florida, USA.
China Airlines said its representatives will accompany relatives of the student pilot to the United States and the company will do its best to help provide medical care for the young man.
News reports in Florida identified the man as Chen Sheng-yen, 26, a would-be pilot receiving a year-long training at Aerosim Flight Academy based in Sanford near Orlando.
He was flying with instructor pilot Anthony Arzave, 32, when their single-engine Cirrus SR20 crashed Wednesday morning (local time) near a runway at the Lake Wales Municipal Airport to the south of Orlando, Bay News 9 reported on its website. [FULL STORY]