Taiwanese jet trainer crashes, killing pilot in second fatal accident this year

AT-3 jet crashes during training session from Gangshan air base in southern city of Kaohsiung

<p>Taiwanese fighter jets at a military base in Penghu island, Taiwan, in September 2020</p>

Taiwanese fighter jets at a military base in Penghu island, Taiwan, in September 2020

A trainer jet of Taiwan’s air force crashed on Tuesday morning killing its pilot, the country’s defence ministry said.

The AT-3 jet crashed during a training session from the Gangshan airbase in the southern city of Kaohsiung.

The plane, piloted by 23-year-old Hsu Ta-Chun, was on a solo training mission when it disappeared from the radar at 8.08am, five minutes after taking off, reported Focus Taiwan.

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