Two U.S. navy F-18 fighters made a rare landing at an airport in southern Taiwan on Wednesday due to mechanical problems reported by one of the jets, Taiwan’s military and aviation authorities confirmed on Wednesday.
The pilots landed their planes at Tainan Airport, which is for dual use by military and civilian aircraft, at 1:19 p.m. on Wednesday after approval from the island’s authorities.
The authorities gave no explanation on what mission the U.S. fighters were carrying out and why they were flying so close to the island.
The crew members and the planes are safe, according to media reports. Enditem