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Eight dead, including the General of the Taiwan Air Force, after the fall of his helicopter

January 2, 2020

MADRID, 2 (EUROPE PRESS)

The Ministry of Defense of Taiwan has confirmed Thursday the death of the General of the Air Force, Shen Yi Ming, and seven other people after the fall of the military helicopter in which they were traveling with five other people, who have already been rescued.

The helicopter, a Black Hawk UH-60M, took off from Songshan's base in Taipei at 07.54 (local time) to a military base in Dong'ao, according to the country's state news agency.

Eight dead, including the General of the Taiwan Air Force, after the fall of his helicopterEight dead, including the General of the Taiwan Air Force, after the fall of his helicopter

He disappeared from the radar around 08.07 (local time) before making a forced landing in the Wulai district, a mountainous region located in the north of the island.

At the moment, the reasons why the ship was forced to land are unknown.

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