Taiwanese army chief died in helicrash


In Taiwan, eight people were killed when an army helicopter crashed during an emergency landing. Among the dead is also Taiwanese army chief Shen Yi-ming. Five people survived the crash.

The helicopter, a Black Hawk, made an emergency landing for an unknown reason in a mountainous area near capital Taipei. The occupants returned from a New Year’s event in the northeast of the island.

The 62-year-old army chief was responsible for the Taiwanese defense against China. The government has announced three days of mourning.


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