BEIJING, May 31. /TASS/. A training plane of the Taiwan Air Force Academy crashed near the city of Kaohsiung in the island’s south, the local administration announced Tuesday, adding that the pilot died in the crash.
According to the statement, the plane disappeared from radars at about 08:03 Beijing time (03:03 Moscow time). It was piloted by a 23-year old lieutenant.
Rescue crews have already discovered the crash site. The pilot’s body was found among the plane fragments. The cause of the incident is being investigated.