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Taiwan Air Force fighter fell into the sea north of the island

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In Taiwan, during a training flight, a French-made fighter Dassault Mirage 2000 crashed, the local Taipei Times reported, citing the command of the Air Force. To date, no information has been received from official sources on the fate of the pilot.


Taiwan Air Force fighter fell into the sea north of the island


According to the Air Force Command, communications with the aircraft were lost 74 kilometers north of the port city of Jilong. A search operation is ongoing there with the participation of patrol boats and aircraft.

Taiwan’s 60 fighters are now in service with Dassault Mirage 2000 fighters, bought from France 19 years ago. These vehicles form the basis of the island’s air force, along with US-made F-16 and IDF fighters.
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 8 November 2017 08: 31 New
    +2
    These “Mirages” are a hundred years old at lunch .. In general, this is aviation and here everything happens ..
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 8 November 2017 08: 36 New
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      Quote: 210ox
      These “Mirages” are a hundred years old at lunch .. In general, this is aviation and here everything happens ..

      19 years old? we and "abruptly" are available. winked
      1. 210ox
        210ox 8 November 2017 08: 42 New
        +2
        19 years old not bought but bought. They stood with the French back in the early 80's ..
        Quote: Dead Day
        Quote: 210ox
        These “Mirages” are a hundred years old at lunch .. In general, this is aviation and here everything happens ..

        19 years old? we and "abruptly" are available. winked
        1. Separ DNR
          Separ DNR 8 November 2017 11: 37 New
          +3
          Quote: 210ox
          19 years old not bought but bought. They stood with the French back in the early 80's ..

          And there’s nothing wrong with that. Even older, and in some sense already archaic MiG 21s, as a result of modernization, are still showing Wow-Go yes
          It is an acceptable option for not very rich countries.
    2. Jedi
      Jedi 8 November 2017 08: 43 New
      +4
      I do not mind the plane, although it cost money when I bought it. But the pilot, I hope, is intact ...
      1. NIKNN
        NIKNN 8 November 2017 11: 01 New
        +1
        Judging by the article they only hope. First of all, they would have raised a pilot (they would have found a lighthouse), but here everyone is looking for ..., at sea ... what
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 8 November 2017 11: 27 New
          +5
          It seems like that. Usually if the pilot is alive, this is immediately reported.
          1. NIKNN
            NIKNN 8 November 2017 11: 34 New
            +2
            Here the fact is that he did not catapult, otherwise the lighthouse would turn on automatically and the boat would inflate, and even if the sharks were eaten, anyway the boat would be immediately found ... request
            1. Jedi
              Jedi 8 November 2017 11: 39 New
              +5
              If you didn’t catapult, then there is practically no chance of surviving a plane’s impact on water, as I understand it.
              1. NIKNN
                NIKNN 8 November 2017 12: 17 New
                +2
                Absolutely, the probability of a successful landing of a fighter with a technical failure is very low, due to the pilot’s lack of skills to visually determine the distance to the water surface and the increased vertical decrease speed (for example, if the engine fails) will not give a chance ... request The increased vertical speed is due to the low aerodynamic quality of fighters (usually around 10), for this reason it is easier to put a transport or passenger aircraft on water, with which this parameter is generally 2-2.5 times higher ...
                1. Jedi
                  Jedi 8 November 2017 12: 24 New
                  +5
                  Quote: NIKNN
                  Increased vertical speed due to the low aerodynamic quality of fighters (usually around 10)

                  Your words reminded me of a phrase I heard a long time ago in some popular science broadcast that modern fighter jets have the aerodynamics of a telegraph pole when a power plant fails.
                  1. NIKNN
                    NIKNN 8 November 2017 12: 31 New
                    +3
                    Quote: Jedi
                    in case of failure of the power plant, they have aerodynamics of the telegraph pole.

                    Not all, but not very far and gone. request 3rd generation fighters were closer to this expression, these Su-9,11 were especially famous for their masterpieces. Now, thanks to new schemes, the problem looks better. But still, a fighter to perform its functions is simply obliged to have a high load on the wing and its small elongation, and as a result, this contradicts the presence of high aerodynamic quality. Alas, no compromise has been found yet ... hi
  2. shans2
    shans2 8 November 2017 08: 40 New
    0
    if you think about it, and after all, the West has nothing to change planes for - they have nothing, they are Holodrans) - with the F-22, F-35 the road to nowhere ....
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 8 November 2017 08: 43 New
      +2
      Quote: shans2
      with F-22, F-35 way to nowhere ....

      and they say: "into the future" ... only you need to accelerate to 80 miles per hour ... h / f "back to the future" (C).
    2. Großer feldherr
      Großer feldherr 8 November 2017 09: 12 New
      0
      And who has something to change?
      1. IL-18
        IL-18 8 November 2017 09: 49 New
        +2
        Quote: Großer Feldherr
        And who has something to change?

        To China.
        1. Großer feldherr
          Großer feldherr 8 November 2017 09: 52 New
          0
          China does not change, but in fact is building a new army.