The wreckage of a F-16 fighter missing during today’s military exercises in Taiwan was found in the northern part of the island – the pilot has not yet been found, the Taiwan Central News Agency reported.
The Taiwan Air Force lost contact with one of the F-16 fighter pilots on Monday afternoon during the annual military exercises dubbed “Han Guan”.
The fighter took off from the Hualien Airbase and in about half an hour disappeared from the radar and stopped contacting, at that moment the aircraft was over a mountainous area near the city of Jilong in the northeast of the island.
Debris from the aircraft was found in the mountainous forest area near Xinbei City. A parachute was also found, but the location of the pilot has not yet been established.
Search and rescue teams are now attempting to locate the pilot, the Taiwanese military stated.