Air Force pilot killed in AT-3 jet crash空軍飛行員喪生AT-3飛機墜毀

 


 

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- An R.O.C. Air Force AT-3 trainer jet pilot was killed yesterday following a crash over Kaohsiung City after his aircraft collided with another AT-3 during routine training, the Air Force said yesterday.
 

He suffered serious injuries after the plane crashed in a field in Tzukuan District in Kaohsiung and showed weak signs of life when he was rescued. He was immediately sent to a nearby military hospital but doctors were unable to revive him, Chang said.The pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Chuang Pei-yuan (莊倍源), tried to parachute to safety after the collision occurred around 11:17 a.m., R.O.C. Air Force Academy superintendent Major General Chang Yan-ting (張延廷) said at an emergency press conference in Kaohsiung yesterday.

Meanwhile, the AT-3 that collided with Chuang's aircraft safely returned to the academy in Kaohsiung; its pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Yang Chih-ping (楊志平), did not suffer serious injuries during the incident, Chang said.

A medical team is now evaluating Yang's physical and psychological condition, he added.

Speaking during the same press conference, Wang Hsuan-chou (汪旋周), director-general of the Air Force's Political Warfare Department, said an ad hoc committee has been formed to conduct a thorough review of the collision and determine the cause as soon as possible.

The Air Force will ground all of its AT-3 trainer planes for inspection following the collision.

According to the Air Force, the planes were trainers used by the Air Force's Thunder Tigers Acrobatic Team and were on a routine training session when the collision occurred.

The two training aircraft were among the seven AT-3s that took off from the Kaohsiung-based academy yesterday morning for formation training in preparation for an upcoming aviation show to be held at Chiayi City for a sports event on Oct. 25.

The acrobatic team often stages flyover or aviation shows at major events and celebrations, including the just-concluded Double Tenth National Day, according to the Air Force.

Both Chuang and Yang are seasoned pilots of the team who had worked together at previous shows since 2011. Chuang, 37, had 2,580 flying hours while Yang, 37, had 2,558 flying hours.

Wang said the team has now decided to call off its participation in the Oct. 25 event following the incident.

 

Too Late to Parachute to Safety

The Ministry of National Defense (MND) yesterday expressed condolences for the loss of the pilot, adding that in the final moments of the flight, Chuang made a conscious effort to steer the jet clear of residential communities to prevent loss of life as shown in footage of the incident.

The move ultimately made it impossible for him to parachute to safety, the MND spokesperson said on his official Facebook page.

The AT-3 trainer has been used as an aircraft for the acrobatic team for over 26 years, according to the Air Force. A total of 158 aviation shows have been staged by the team so far.

Local media reported yesterday that at least 13 incidents involving AT-3 jets have been reported since 1990.

空軍飛行員喪生AT-3飛機墜毀

由約瑟夫葉,在中國郵政
2014年10月22日,上午12:00 TWN


台北,台灣 - 中華民國空軍AT-3教練機飛行員昨天在崩潰之後在高雄市殺害後,在日常的訓練他的飛機撞上另一AT-3,空軍昨天說。

飛行員,中校莊培元(莊倍源),試圖跳傘逃生後發生碰撞各地上午11點17分,中華民國空軍學院院長少將常燕庭(張延廷)在緊急新聞發布會上說,高雄昨天。

他受了重傷後,飛機墜毀在一個領域中Tzukuan區在高雄,顯示出生命跡象微弱,當他被救出。他被立即送往附近的軍事醫院,但醫生無法使他甦醒,張說。

同時,AT-3,與莊飛機相撞安全返回高雄學園; 飛行員,中校楊稚平(楊志平),在事件中沒有受到嚴重的傷害,張說。

現在的醫療小組正在評估楊的身體和心理狀況,他補充說。

同樣的新聞發布會上說,王軒宙(汪旋週),總幹事空軍政戰部表示,專責委員會已成立,以進行碰撞的徹底審查,並決定盡快原因越好。

空軍將地面所有的AT-3教練機的飛機為以下的碰撞檢查。

根據空軍的飛機是用空軍雷虎小組雜技培訓師和人在例行訓練中碰撞發生時。

這兩種教練機有7 AT-3,在準備起飛,從高雄為基礎的學院昨天上午的訓練形成了即將到來的航空展將在嘉義市10月25日舉行的體育賽事之一。

雜技隊常常階段天橋或航空顯示了在重大活動和慶典,其中包括剛剛結束的雙十國慶,根據空軍。

無論是莊,楊是誰在以前的節目自2011年起莊,37個一起工作的團隊經驗豐富的飛行員,擁有2580飛行小時,而楊,37歲,有2558飛行小時。

王先生說,現在球隊已經決定取消在10月25日事件的參與後的事件。

來不及跳傘逃生

國國防部(MND)昨天表示慰問為先導的損失,並補充說,在飛行的最後時刻,莊有意識地努力引導噴射明確住宅社區,以防止生命損失,如圖素材的事件。

此舉最終使得他無法跳傘逃生,國防部發言人在其官方Facebook頁面表示。

對AT-3教練機已被用作飛機的特技團隊,為超過26年,根據美國空軍。共有158航空表演已經上演了球隊至今。

當地媒體昨日報導稱,至少有13宗的AT-3飛機已經從1990年開始報導。

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