Questions Arise From F16V Crash F-16V墜海疑點 飛行員長按無線電不放

While the search for the missing fighter jet is continuing, photos taken by some aviation fans became the new focus of the investigation as they showed an unusual situation where the plane's deceleration and air brakes were open. 


Rescue personnel continue search and rescue operations against strong winds even in the dark night. No matter where the mission is in the air or at sea, the personnel have never given up any hope in finding the wrecked F-16V and pilot as soon as possible. So far, the Coast Guard has sent one large ship and seven smaller boats at sea and vehicles have been dispatched 45 times on the land. A total of 155 people have been involved in the rescue effort. 

Looking back at the time of the incident, the wrecked fighter plane was preparing to conduct a large-angle, ground bombing exercise. The pilot appeared to have pressed and held the radio microphone for a long time. Aviation fans at the site photographed the aircraft's speed brake opened before its crash. A former F-16 instructor believed that this was not a normal situation.

Huang Wei-te, Former F-16 Seed Instructor: “The radio button is on top of the joystick. Then there is another thing under it called a speed brake. We can clearly see the rear two speed brakes are fully open. It looks like it's fully open. Then the radio again. Unless he's holding hands like this. But why would you hold your hands like this? Most pilots I know, including myself, would not do this because I don't need to move it.”

Although the ground bombing is a basic subject in Air Force training, Chang Yen-ting, a former Air Force Deputy Chief, analyzed that the pilot, Captain Chen Yi, is still relatively junior and there are many possible reasons for the crash.

Chang Yen-ting, Former Air Force Deputy Chief: “The sea and the sky are the same color and it's a big-angle bombing run. The height and space are constantly changing, creating a lot of burdens for him. He has dozens of things to consider within one second, which is a severe condition for a junior pilot to be operating in. Unfortunately, this happened. So I think we have to look at it in terms of multiple factors, not just a single factor.”

Huang also suggested that the Air Force try to collect photos taken by aviation fans to analyze the accident and avoid similar situations in the future. 

 

 

 

就算是黑夜,也要頂著強風持續搜索,搜救人員在空中與海上不放棄任何希望,想盡快找到失事的F-16V與飛行員。到目前為止,海巡署累計在海上派出1艦7艇、海岸上派出45車次,總計155人次,空中的搜尋也沒有停過。

回顧事發當時,失事戰機準備進行大角度對地炸射演練,飛行員出現長按無線電麥克風不放,加上現場航空迷拍到飛機的減速板開啟,前F-16種子教官認為這不是正常情形。

前F-16種子教官黃維德分析:「這個無線電通話鈕在(操縱桿)最上面,然後另外底下有一個東西叫減速板,可以很清楚看到,後面兩個減速板是全開的,看起來它是整個全開的。然後又無線電,除非他這個人手是這樣抓著,為什麼手會去這樣抓著?我所接觸的人包含我自己在內,都不可能有做這個動作,因為我不需要去動它。」

另外這次對地炸射科目雖然屬於基礎科目,但前空軍副司令張延廷分析,這次的飛行員陳奕上尉還算資淺,多種失事原因都有可能性。

前空軍副司令張延廷表示:「又是海天一色,又是大角度投彈,高度不斷的變化,空間不斷的變化當中,造成他很多的負擔。他在單位時間一秒鐘之內,要顧慮到十幾項事情,對一個資淺飛行員來講是嚴苛了 ,在這種嚴苛的狀況之下,而發生的這些遺憾的事情,有可能,所以我認為要從複合因素來看它,這不是單一的因素。」

黃維德也建議空軍盡量收集航空迷拍攝到的照片,作為事故分析,也避免未來出現類似狀況。

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