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2020-10-29 | 公共電視

President Mourns Pilot Killed in Line of Duty|F-5E墜海飛官殉職 蔡總統哀悼:查明真相

On the loss of the pilot, president Tsai Ing-wen mourned his death, and asked the Ministry of National Defense to investigate thoroughly.

A pilot was killed in the line of duty on Oct. 29 after his F-5E fighter crashed into the sea off the coast of Taitung during a training exercise. President Tsai Ing-wen attended a Veterans' Day event on the same day, where she expressed her condolences to the pilot's family. She also asked the Ministry of National Defense to investigate and clarify the facts, and said the military needs everyone's support.

Our pilot Captain Chu Kuan-meng died in the line of duty after receiving medical treatment. I would like to use this opportunity to express my condolences to his family, and to ask the Ministry of National Defense to investigate and determine the cause of the accident. The profession of soldier is really a tough profession.

Taiwan's F-5E fighters were produced in 1973 and remain in service. There are questions as to whether the accident was related to the plane's age. Veterans Affairs Minister Feng Shih-kuan, a retired Air Force general, piloted F5-E fighters. He said it's not an issue of age or training experience, and added that he enjoys flying F-5E jets, and he would fly them if he still could.

I really like the F-5. If the Ministry of National Defense declared me to be qualified as a pilot today and told me to choose my aircraft, I would choose the F-5. We of course would like to achieve the indigenous jet plan as quickly as possible. I don't think this was an issue of age or inappropriate training.

Feng also called on everyone to wish the Air Force well. Meanwhile, Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Wang Ting-yu said there is already a plan to phase out F-5 fighters. The plan to completely replace them with F-16V fighters and T-5 Brave Eagle advanced jet trainers will be carried out between 2023 and 2026.

台東志航基地,進行例行訓練,一架F-5E戰機起飛後墜海,飛行員重傷不治,總統蔡英文出席榮民節慶祝大會時,對殉職飛官的家屬表達哀悼之意,並且要求國防部查明真相,強調國軍需要全體國人的支持。

總統 蔡英文表示:「我們的飛行員朱冠甍上尉,在急救後,宣告不治,為國殉職。我要藉這個機會,對家屬表達哀悼之意。也請國防部,務必要查明事故的原因,軍人這個職業,真的非常的辛苦。」

只是F-5E戰機,從1973年生產,至今仍在服役,是否因為機齡老舊,失事問題頻傳,曾經駕駛過F-5E的退輔會主委馮世寬,面對媒體詢問,認為不是老舊與訓練問題,更表示非常喜歡F-5E,如果他還能飛,他還要願意去飛。

退輔會主委 馮世寬表示:「我願意說,我非常喜歡F-5。假如今天國防部認為我還合格,要我選擇,我願意去飛F-5。當然我們期望國機國造,盡速能夠完成。我不認為飛機老舊,也不認為,他們的飛行訓練不恰當。」

馮世寬呼籲應該要祝福空軍,另外民進黨立委王定宇也透露F-5戰機已有汰除計畫,預計在2023-2026年,完成F-16V戰機以及新型高教機交機產級,屆時F-5戰機就會全數汰除。

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