Pilot Killed In F-16 Crash Identified By Taiwanese Media

By Casey Kuhn
Published: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 2:20pm
Updated: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 3:18pm
(Photo by Casey Kuhn - KJZZ)
Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus releasing information on the F-16 crash to the media.

Taiwanese media report that the Republic of China Air Force says Maj. Kao Ting-cheng was piloting the F-16 fighter jet that crashed about 80 miles north of Luke Air Force Base last week.

According to a branch of a Taipei news agency called Focus Taiwan, Kao had more than 800 flight hours after graduating from Taiwan’s Air Force Academy in 2007.

The pilot’s wife and two children live near the Glendale air force base, where he had been training for the past six months.

Reports say the Taiwanese Air Force is sending U.S.-based Taiwanese officials to help with the crash investigation.

The U.S. Air Force currently is looking into the cause of the accident.

我們向在亞利桑那州墜機的F-16飛行員高鼎程少校的家人及朋友表達深切的哀悼. ---梅健華 #FromAITDirectorI would like to express our deep condolences to the...

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