Singapore Air Force refuelling plane lands in Taiwan

17-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 7:02 AM Print This Post

An Airbus A330 refuelling plane from the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) landed at Kaohsiung’s Xiaogang Airport Thursday (January 16), according to the Liberty Times.

While Singapore and Taiwan do not maintain official diplomatic relations, the two frequently conduct military cooperation projects, including the training of officers from the Southeast Asian city state on the island.

A member of the public took a picture of the gray A330-200 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) on the tarmac with an ambulance parked in front, leading to speculation that a Singaporean officer training in Taiwan might have been injured in the kind of incident which happened before.

Last month, a 21-year-old soldier in Singapore’s Armed Forces was injured during parachute training and needed cervical spine injury at an unidentified hospital in Taiwan.

However, on Thursday’s occasion, the Ministry of National Defense in Taipei denied any new accident had occurred, the Liberty Times reported.

In addition, aircraft from the US Air Force had been signaled off Taiwan’s southwest coast Thursday morning, giving rise to theories that they had been accompanying the Singaporean refuelling plane on its journey to Kaohsiung, according to the report.


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