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Air Force pilots eject to safety in Mirage jet crash

Air Force pilots eject to safety in Mirage jet crash

Taipei, May 20 (CNA) An Air Force twin-seater Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet crashed into the Taiwan Strait on Monday, but its pilots ejected to safety before the plane hit the water, according to military sources. The plane crashed off the coast of Houlung in the northern county of Miaoli, the sources said.
The Air Force 499 Wing immediately sent rescuers to pick up the two pilots, according to the sources.
On May 15, an Air Force single-seater F-16 fighter jet also crashed into the Taiwan Strait off the southern county of Chiayi. Its pilot also ejected to safety before it went down. (By Lin Rui-yi and Sofia Wu)