Search for Missing F-16V Pilot Continues 搜尋F-16V飛官 漁民墜海處發現大坑洞

Air Force Captain Chen Yi remains unaccounted for after the F-16V fighter jet he was flying crashed on Jan 11 during a training mission. Meanwhile, local fishermen discovered a sinkhole, with military sending personnel to the site to investigate.


Between the two faraway white dots is the location where fishermen discovered a marine sinkhole on Jan. 12. This location is thought to be where Air Force Captain Chen Yi disappeared on Jan. 11 when his F-16V fighter crashed into the ocean during a training mission. Coast Guard ships remained on standby nearby. 

The place where Chen went missing is a shallow offshore shoal with loose soil, so the military may erect scaffolding or a platform to facilitate the search operation. Engineers and specialized personnel arrived to provide suggestions.

Military Personnel: “Sorry, but only the Political Warfare Bureau will make statements on behalf of the military.”

Engineers carrying tools prepared to board ships. A resident surnamed Cheng was the first to discover debris from the fighter. He continued assisting in the search operation on Jan. 13. He took photos of some suspicious objects he saw next to an embankment to send to the military.

Mr. Cheng, Search and Rescue Volunteer: “I look around as I walk and as I drive. I even went to search in other people's fish farms.”

Residents say they've been searching along the embankment on the other side of the water where Chen went missing. The military deployed an additional 11 divers and sent them to the place where the plane crashed. Wreckage and a jacket have been found since Chen went missing. There were rumors that the black box was recovered, but the military did not respond to questions.

 

 

 

 

遠處渺小的兩個白點中間,就是前一天漁民出海時發現的大坑洞,而這個地點也疑似是失聯飛官陳奕墜海的地點,海巡船艇持續在附近待命。

由於陳奕失聯的地點在近海淺灘地質鬆軟,軍方有可能朝向在失聯地點搭棚架或平台的方式方便作業,也找來營造業等專業的工事人員,到場提供建議。

軍方人員:「不好意思,我們對外由我們軍方政戰部門發言。」

工事人員陸陸續續抵達,不少人隨身帶著器具準備搭船,而第一位發現飛機殘骸的鄭先生,上午依舊到場協尋,還在堤岸邊發現可疑物品,拍照後要交由軍方確認。

協尋民眾鄭先生說:「我就一路逛一路走、一路逛一路走,開車一邊看一邊走,別人的魚塭都去看一下。」

軍方上午10時半左右,也增加11名潛水人員攜帶裝備,準備前往疑似墜海地點擴大水下搜尋。從11日飛官陳奕失聯後,就陸續發現飛機殘骸以及外套,甚至一度傳出找到機上的黑盒子,但在場的軍方面對任何提問都很低調不做任何回應。

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