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

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The Hindustan Times today (January 2) reported that Taiwan’s top military officer and seven others died after a helicopter crash-landed in the mountains near Taipei.

It added that the chief of general staff General Shen Yi-ming was killed after the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter crashed in mountains near Taipei, according to defence ministry spokesman Shih Shun-wen. Meanwhile, five others have been rescued.

According to reports 62-year-old Shen Yi-ming and several top military officials were on a routine mission to visit soldiers in the northeast Yilan county ahead of the lunar new year later this month.