Taiwan’s navy chief of staff, 7 others killed after helicopter crash

Taiwan’s navy chief of staff, 7 others killed after helicopter crash

Taiwan’s pinnacle military officer and seven others died after a helicopter crash landed in the mountains Thursday, the defence ministry said.

Chief of ordinary personnel General Shen Yi-ming used to be killed after the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter crashed in mountains close to Taipei, in accordance to defence ministry spokesman Shih Shun-wen. Five others have been rescued.

Shen, 62, and numerous top army officials had been on a pursuits mission to go to troopers in the northeast Yilan county in advance of the lunar new 12 months later this month.