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Taiwan jet fighter goes missing during training exercise

2017-11-08 10:09:00 (Beijing Time)         Xinhua


A Taiwan fighter jet went missing off north Taiwan during a regular training exercise at sea Tuesday night, the local air force said Tuesday.

The Mirage-2000 fighter jet from the military base in Hsinchu lost contact with the control tower at 6:43 p.m., reportedly going missing about 90 nautical miles north-northeast of Keelung, according to the air force.

The military dispatched a helicopter, transport aircraft and vessels to search for the missing aircraft. The search is ongoing.