【7月10日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

The commander of Eglin Air Force Base in Florida announced the base will take a 'safety pause' on May 21, after the crash of two fifth-generation fighter jets within days of one another.

An F-22 crashed on Eglin's test and training range Friday morning, on May 15, 2020, during a training flight. Four days later, on Tuesday night, an F-35 also crashed on the base's air field. Both pilots safely ejected without significant injuries.

However, the back-to-back crashes have alarmed the base. Brig. Gen. Scott Cain, commander of the 96th Test Wing, said in a Facebook post Wednesday that while the health of the two pilots is a relief, the base needs to turn its attention to improving safety.

中譯:

佛羅里達州埃格林空軍基地指揮官宣布,繼2架第5代戰機數日內相繼墜機後,該基地於5月21日實施「安全停工」。

1架F-22戰機於2020年5月19日週五上午,在執行訓練飛行時,於埃格林基地的飛行測試訓練場墜機,4天後,另1架F-35戰機亦於該基地機場墜機,2位飛行員都安全彈射逃生,未受重大傷害。

然而,相繼發生的墜機事件,已使該基地憂心忡忡。第96測試聯隊的指揮官凱恩准將週三在臉書貼文表示,目前大可放心這2名飛行員的健康狀況,該基地必須把注意力集中在改善安全方面。

-關鍵軍語-

※base:

A secure location as a center of operations by the armed forces.

※air field:

An area of land set aside for the takeoff, landing, and maintenance of aircraft.

例句:

The passenger jet made an emergency landing at an abandoned airfield.

這架客機在1座廢棄的機場實施緊急降落。