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A Taiwanese Air Force fighter crashed into the sea east of the island, revealing information about the fate of the pilot

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Reports are coming from the island of Taiwan about the fall of the F-5E Tiger II multirole fighter. Reports say this happened during a scheduled training flight off the east coast of the island.


According to local media reports, the plane was flown by a 29-year-old Taiwanese Air Force officer, Chu Kuan-man. A few minutes after the start of the flight, he reported an engine malfunction. It was decided to bail out. The pilot splashed down, and the F-5E fell into the sea.

After some time, rescue services found the pilot on the surface of the water unconscious, with cardiac arrest. Numerous attempts to bring him back to life already in the hospital were unsuccessful. The pilot died.

As the Taiwanese press writes, this is the second loss in the past three months. And they associate it with the fact that "the Taiwanese Air Force, equipped with very old aircraft, are facing unprecedented military pressure from Beijing, being forced to respond to such pressure."

From a Taiwanese press report:

The number of Taiwan Air Force fighter sorties has almost doubled from last year. They are trying to counter the aircraft of the Chinese Air Force.

For reference: The F-5 is a light fighter that was developed by the American Northrop Corporation back in the late 1950s. The F-5E modification appeared in the 1970s. Taiwan produced more than a hundred of these aircraft under license, which are still actively used by the island's air force.
Chief of Staff of the Taiwan Air Force Huang Ji-wei:

F-5E flights have been suspended due to a plane crash.

It is known that Chu Kuan-man graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2013. Its total flight time was about 700 hours. The deceased pilot is survived by his wife and one-year-old daughter.

The main cause of the disaster is called technical problems with the aircraft, engine failure.
Photos used:
YouTube / Report on Taiwan Air Force Base
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  1. Insurgent
    Insurgent 30 October 2020 08: 21 New
    +1
    According to local media reports, the plane was flown by a 29-year-old Taiwanese Air Force officer, Chu Kuan-man. A few minutes after the start of the flight, he reported an engine malfunction.

    After some time, rescue services found the pilot on the surface of the water unconscious, with cardiac arrest. Numerous attempts to bring him back to life already in the hospital were unsuccessful. The pilot died.


    Both had their motors stopped ...
    1. And
      And 30 October 2020 09: 03 New
      +1
      Death has a peculiar sense of humor.
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 30 October 2020 09: 08 New
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        Quote: And
        Death has a peculiar sense of humor.


        This is yes .. and its own grimace ..

        I wrote a commentary, of course, without humor, only with a statement of facts.

        I don't mind the plane, but the boy ... 29 years old ...
        1. And
          And 30 October 2020 09: 13 New
          +3
          I'm sorry for the guy, and his daughter became an orphan at the age of one.
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  2. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 30 October 2020 08: 23 New
    +1
    The main cause of the disaster is called technical problems with the aircraft, engine failure.
    With a catastrophe is understandable, but death? repeat
    1. Volodin
      Volodin 30 October 2020 09: 11 New
      +2
      "After a while, rescue services found the pilot on the surface of the water ..."

      And how long this lasted "for a while," no one says. This is the likely answer to the question about the cause of cardiac arrest in water. And how well I splashed down is also a question
    2. Galleon
      Galleon 30 October 2020 09: 12 New
      +5
      The November sea is not very suitable for a warm-blooded person. There could be cardiac arrest from hypothermia. Sorry for the guy. My daughter is older. But the profession of a military pilot carries risks regardless of nationality. What a grief to the relatives, God forbid, that relatives help raise the girl. I would say my words of condolences - but I don't know to whom, it is unlikely that the young widow is now up to my words.
      1. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 30 October 2020 09: 14 New
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        Quote: Galleon
        The November sea is not very suitable for a warm-blooded person.

        In Taiwan? fool This is not the Black Sea ... +22 .... + 25 you can hold out. hi
        1. Galleon
          Galleon 30 October 2020 09: 22 New
          +5
          Your question made me look at the water temperature in Taiwan: now there is about 25 degrees on the coast, even if the sea is 22-23. Really enough to fight. I don’t know, it’s tactless to assume.
  3. ficus2003
    ficus2003 30 October 2020 09: 24 New
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    Awesome, super advanced and wealthy Taiwan flies 1950s planes.
  4. bald
    bald 30 October 2020 09: 32 New
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    The water temperature at 29.10., In this area is 23.3, that is, cardiac arrest could not have occurred during splashdown. There remains a bailout, the heart could not stand it. It is regrettable.
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 30 October 2020 19: 17 New
      +1
      Quote: bald
      The water temperature at 29.10., In this area is 23.3, that is, cardiac arrest could not have occurred during splashdown. There remains a bailout, the heart could not stand it. It is regrettable.

      But how did he pass the medical examination? I remember that our people were unhappy with the bailout due to possible compression damage to the spine, but not because the heart could not stand it. Maybe they should "fix something at the conservatory?" (C)request
      1. bald
        bald 30 October 2020 23: 59 New
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        So I think how ?! True, we do not know, the severity of the medical examination they have, especially before the flight. Perhaps it is in the catapult itself - excess of g (equal to 9,80665 m / s) ???
        1. bald
          bald 31 October 2020 00: 22 New
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          For example, in case of delay, if the catapult is based on a powder charge, then over time the charge grows stronger over time and can exceed it several times.
          1. Doliva63
            Doliva63 31 October 2020 20: 58 New
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            Quote: bald
            For example, in case of delay, if the catapult is based on a powder charge, then over time the charge grows stronger over time and can exceed it several times.

            I remember the opposite. Over time, the charge may not work at all. I am not a SAPSist, I was only packing the parachutes, but I remember the obligatory replacement of the squibs in time.
            1. bald
              bald 1 November 2020 01: 26 New
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              The capsule itself (explosive mercury), yes, then the squib will simply not work, it starts to blunt (for various reasons), but the powder charge grows stronger (we have a smoky weapon, solid-fuel rocket powder), of course, if the catapult is based on the squib.
              1. Doliva63
                Doliva63 1 November 2020 20: 34 New
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                Quote: bald
                The capsule itself (explosive mercury), yes, then the squib will simply not work, it starts to blunt (for various reasons), but the powder charge grows stronger (we have a smoky weapon, solid-fuel rocket powder), of course, if the catapult is based on the squib.

                Well, yes, in my time the catapult of the K-36 chair "fired" at the expense of squibs - one in each rod. But there was no primer, of course, but there were electric detonators.
                1. bald
                  bald 2 November 2020 01: 13 New
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                  We have developments on the case - to give money. on business. There is one thing - they themselves will not figure it out. I am the people - and they spit on us. And the most interesting thing is only the horror that we can have.
    2. sharp-lad
      sharp-lad 30 October 2020 23: 02 New
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      Several hours in not the warmest water can lead to hypothermia, 23.3 degrees - below the temperature leading to death. Plus the heat capacity of water is 4 times greater than that of air, and its thermal conductivity is almost 25 times.
      What temperature of the water in the pool is optimal for adults depends on what classes are held in it. If we are talking just about swimming, then 22-24 degrees is enough. It will seem cool at first, but after warming up the body, it will be comfortable to swim.
      If the reservoir is used to conduct therapeutic exercises or other therapy, then the temperature should be maintained at the level of 26-28 degrees.
      What is the water temperature maintained in water park pools?
      - Water temperature in the pools - 30 °
      - Water temperature in jacuzzi and swimming pools for children - 33 °
      - In pools for slides - 27 °
      - In the outdoor beach pool - 26 °

      Symptoms - stages of hypothermia (classification of the Swiss hypothermia staging system:
      HT1 - body temperature 32-35 ° C, the patient is fully conscious, there is muscle tremor
      HT2 - body temperature 28–32 ° C, impaired consciousness, no muscle tremors
      HT3 - body temperature 24-28 ° C, loss of consciousness, vital signs are determined
      HT4 - body temperature <24 ° C, clinical death, no vital signs
      GT5 - biological death.
      So in warmer water you can freeze to death. sad hi
      1. bald
        bald 31 October 2020 00: 05 New
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        Doctors easily identify the signs of hypothermia, there are no signs of it, otherwise it would have been announced.
        1. sharp-lad
          sharp-lad 31 October 2020 12: 30 New
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          Doctors can easily determine that, but journalists even more easily forget to mention important nuances. If the pilot has been in the water for several hours, hypothermia is inevitable and cardiac arrest is more than possible. But restarting the heart at a body temperature below 26 degrees becomes very problematic. hi
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 30 October 2020 10: 04 New
    +2
    “The Taiwanese Air Force, equipped with very old aircraft, are facing unprecedented military pressure from Beijingbeing forced to respond to such pressure. "
    Well, that's the culprit of the Taiwanese troubles identified. Perhaps China is also to blame for the fact that the Taiwanese Air Force is armed with outdated aircraft? But American.
  6. iouris
    iouris 30 October 2020 11: 37 New
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    Quote: "... rescue services found the pilot on the surface of the water unconscious, with cardiac arrest." End of quote.
    Is it possible that after a cardiac arrest a person is "conscious" (except for Indian yogis)?
  7. Kushka
    Kushka 30 October 2020 15: 04 New
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    Quote: bald
    The water temperature at 29.10., In this area is 23.3, that is, cardiac arrest could not have occurred during splashdown. There remains a bailout, the heart could not stand it. It is regrettable.

    If and the catapult of the 50s .....
  8. Cirkon
    Cirkon 30 October 2020 15: 07 New
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    The Chinese were probably happy .. Minus one.)))
    As a human being, I feel sorry for the pilot, his heart is somewhat weak ..
  9. hydroy
    hydroy 31 October 2020 19: 15 New
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    What kind of junk does Taiwan fly