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Taiwan Air Force F-5E fighter that fell at sea last year is raised and handed over to the military and the prosecutor's office

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It became known about the recovery from the water of the Taiwanese F-5E fighter, which fell into the sea a few months ago during maneuvers during military exercises.


The plane crashed in October 2020. The rescue vessel Polaris reportedly delivered the wreckage of a Taiwan Air Force fighter jet to Kaohsiung City. Today they were handed over to the military, who, together with employees of the Taiwan prosecutor's office, will study and try to find out the exact reasons for what happened to the fighter last fall.

It is important to note that what was recovered from the sea can hardly be called debris in full. Although it was about the wreckage that the Asian press originally wrote. The fighter's fuselage, as it turns out, was slightly damaged. This allows experts to draw certain preliminary conclusions. For example, it is assumed that an airplane entered the water while falling at a relatively low speed. It is also assumed that the height from which the fall occurred was relatively small.

It is worth recalling that the F-5E fighter was piloted by the captain of the Taiwan Air Force, Chu Kuanmen (Chu Kuan), an experienced pilot. During the exercise on October 29, 2020, he lost control of the aircraft. The pilot was able to eject, after a while he was rescued from the water. At the same time, the plane crashed near the east coast of Taiwan. A few hours after the pilot was taken to the hospital, reports came that he died of cardiac arrest.
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  1. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav 1 May 2021 17: 11
    +1
    old car, they have not been produced for a long time, hence the problems with spare parts, nothing surprising
    1. RealPilot
      RealPilot 1 May 2021 19: 28
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      Even though it is not the newest machine, it was important for the Taiwan Air Force to lift it. Even if this plane will never fly again.

      The system of identification of friend or foe, weapons, avionics ... Fuselage material and many other interesting and very secret.
      After all, China is nearby, which could lift the plane from the bottom instead of them.

      Plus, I think the Americans made it clear to the operators of their weapons that leaving the plane at the bottom is not the best idea in connection with the possible searches and detection of the plane by the Chinese side.

      And, of course, to understand the causes of the disaster.
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  3. Asad
    Asad 1 May 2021 17: 32
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    The country is not the poorest, so it makes sense to get this old metal when it's time to change the aircraft fleet? And from what depth they were extracted is not indicated.
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 1 May 2021 17: 38
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      Quote: ASAD
      The country is not the poorest meaning to get this old metal when is it time to change the aircraft fleet?

      Apparently they want to get to the bottom of the accident, or to clarify - did anyone help?
      1. alexey2073
        alexey2073 1 May 2021 18: 01
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        Apparently they want to get to the bottom of the accident, or to clarify - did anyone help?
        Are you hinting at Russian spies Petrov and Boshirov? laughing Of course, it will not be surprising to be accused of such a thing, but I think in Taiwan people are smarter than various gay Europeans. The lift was most likely carried out in order to conduct a technical examination, to find out the causes of the accident. After all, they still have enough in service with the F-5
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 1 May 2021 18: 22
          +3
          Quote: alexey2073
          Are you hinting at Russian spies Petrov and Boshirov? Of course, it will not be surprising to be accused of such a thing, but I think in Taiwan people are smarter than various gay Europeans.
          Taiwan seems to be outside the area of ​​responsibility of Petrov and Boshirov, because they are more specialized in Europe and the Americas. Here, probably, the Chinese Fig-Wam and Non-Figs were in advance. wink
          Quote: alexey2073
          The lift was most likely carried out in order to conduct a technical examination, to find out the causes of the accident. After all, they still have enough in service with the F-5
          That yes yes
          1. Piramidon
            Piramidon 1 May 2021 19: 26
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            Quote: Nyrobsky
            Taiwan seems to be outside the area of ​​responsibility of Petrov and Boshirov

            The Chinese agent Li-Si-Ching worked there. laughing
        2. Andrey Korotkov
          Andrey Korotkov 1 May 2021 19: 28
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          Quote: alexey2073
          Apparently they want to get to the bottom of the accident, or to clarify - did anyone help?
          Are you hinting at Russian spies Petrov and Boshirov? laughing Of course, it will not be surprising to be accused of such a thing, but I think in Taiwan people are smarter than various gay Europeans. The lift was most likely carried out in order to conduct a technical examination, to find out the causes of the accident. After all, they still have enough in service with the F-5

          Yes, with your conclusion, it is difficult to argue about Taiwan, then drop your target designation
    2. Piramidon
      Piramidon 1 May 2021 19: 24
      +1
      Quote: ASAD
      meaning to get this old metal when it's time to change the aircraft fleet?

      They took it out, certainly not for repair, but to establish the cause of the l / n
      1. Alexander 3
        Alexander 3 1 May 2021 20: 19
        0
        Establishing the cause of the disaster is a priority in any army.
  4. novel66
    novel66 1 May 2021 22: 20
    +2
    they lie all this Mig - 28
  5. migsu
    migsu 1 May 2021 23: 10
    0
    can fly !?
  6. Alexander Terentyev
    Alexander Terentyev 2 May 2021 11: 54
    0
    Italy asks Russia to buy Parmesan cheese from it, and therefore sent its planes to make sure that the cheese does not end up in the Baltic States and Poland.