Pilot aboard AT-3 trainer safe after plane veers off course
Jun 30, 2017Medical & Health CareComments Off on Pilot aboard AT-3 trainer safe after plane veers off course
Taipei--The pilot aboard an Air Force Academy AT-3 trainer was safe after his aircraft veered off course as he was taking off during a training mission on Friday afternoon.
The Air Force said the trainer veered off the runway as it was picking up speed and came to a stop in the grass bordering the runway at 1:27 p.m., resulting in slight damage to the aircraft's landing gear.
The Air Force Academy airport was closed for a short time, and some military planes were forced to divert to Tainan's main civilian airport to land.
The Air Force is investigating the cause of the accident.