Taiwan fighter jet crashes into sea

Taipei, March 14 ( /Sputnik) A Mirage 2000 fighter jet of the Taiwanese air force crashed into the sea during a training flight but the pilot managed to escape, the office of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said on Monday. The pilot ejected off the island’s east coast during a training flight on Monday, the President’s office said on Facebook. During the search and rescue mission, the pilot was found alive and was saved. Tsai instructed the Taiwanese defense ministry to continue searching for the jet and find out the cause of the crash. /SPUTNIK VP GNK

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