• Reuters


A Taiwanese Mirage 2000 fighter jet crashed into the sea off the island’s southeast coast on Monday after mechanical issues, but the pilot was rescued, the air force said. The incident marks the second combat aircraft loss in the space of three months.

The air force said the French-built aircraft took off just after 10 a.m. on a training mission from the Chihhang air base in Taitung, and reported it had to return after a mechanical problem.

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