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F-16 pilot confirmed killed in crash

HAN KUANG DRILLS:A hiker telephoned authorities after spotting possible wreckage. The crash site was later found on Wufenshan and the air force has grounded its F-16s

By Yu Tai-lang, Lo Tien-pin, Wu Sheng-ju and Jonathan Chin  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

He had been able to eject from the aircraft and suffered light injuries, the sources said.

Wu was from Yilan County’s Dongshan Township (冬山).

He is survived by his wife, Lin Fang-ying (林芳瑩), who is also in the air force.

They met when they were stationed at Chiayi Airport and married in 2014.

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Yen expressed their condolences and pledged compensation to Wu’s family.

Additional reporting by Yu Heng, Yu Chao-fu, Wang Chin-yi and CNA

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