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AT-3 training has been suspended pending safety checks, lt. gen. Wang Hsuan-chou, director of the Political Warfare Department under Air Force Headquarters, said Tuesday.
The pilot, lt. col. Chuang Pei-yuan, tried to parachute to safety not long before the plane came down in a field in Zihguan district in Kaohsiung, but he ejected at too low an altitude and his parachute did not open fully, the Air Force said.
Chuang's plane crashed during the routine training mission in Kaohsiung after colliding with another AT-3 trainer flown by lt. col. Yang Chih-ping. Yang's plane was not badly damaged and landed safely at the Air Force Academy in Kaohsiung, the Air Force said.
Yang was uninjured but was taken to hospital for a checkup and counselling, Wang said.