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Singapore’s F-16 jet crashes at airforce base

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Singapore’s F-16 jet crashes at airforce base



An F-16 fighter jet of the Singaporean Airforce crashed within Tengah air base on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Defence.

The plane experienced an issue during take-off, and the pilot responded by using emergency procedures.

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

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It added that it had begun investigating the crash.

Such incidents are extremely rare in the city-state with 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 engine issues.

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