Fighter jet crashes at Singapore airbase

Fighter jet crashes at Singapore airbase

/ 03:53 PM May 08, 2024

Fighter jet crashes at Singapore airbase

This photo taken on November 12, 2016 shows a Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) F-16 aircraft landing on a public road in Lim Chu Kang area during a media preview in Singapore. An F-16 fighter jet crashed at a military airbase in Singapore on May 8, 2024 with no casualties, the defense ministry said. FILE PHOTO/Agence France-Presse

SINGAPORE — An F-16 fighter jet crashed at a military airbase in Singapore on Wednesday with no casualties, the defence ministry said.

“The pilot successfully ejected and the plane crashed thereafter within Tengah Air Base,” it said in a statement.


“The pilot is conscious and able to walk. He is receiving medical attention and no other personnel are hurt.”


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The ministry said the Singapore jet “experienced an issue during take-off and the pilot responded in accordance with emergency procedures.”

It added that it had begun investigating the crash.

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Such incidents are extremely rare in the city-state which has the most advanced air force in Southeast Asia.

In 2010, a military helicopter made an emergency landing at an open field near a residential area due to issues with the engine.

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