Taiwan finds bodies of pilots killed in crash

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Posted: Sep 14, 2011 4:43 AM
Taiwan finds bodies of pilots killed in crash

Taiwan's air force says it has found the remains of three pilots killed in the crash of two F-5 fighter jets.

The F-5F and RF-5E jets took off on a training mission Tuesday night from an air force base in the eastern county of Hualien and soon disappeared from radar screens.

The air force acknowledged Wednesday that the planes deviated from their planned flight route but said it was uncertain why they crashed into a hillside.

Local media say witnesses saw the two aircraft slam into the hillside and that parts of the planes were found on a nearby highway.