NYT: Taiwan’s Top Military Official and 7 Others Die in Helicopter Crash
From the New York Times:
Eight people including the chief of Taiwan’s armed forces were killed Thursday after the military helicopter carrying them crashed on a mountainside during a routine trip, Taiwan’s military said.
The Black Hawk helicopter was carrying 13 people, including Shen Yi-ming, an air force general who served as the chief of general staff of Taiwan’s armed forces. The helicopter left Songshan Airport in Taipei, the capital, shortly before 8 a.m. to fly to Yilan County in northeastern Taiwan for an inspection, the military said.
(Featured image is Taiwan’s top military official, Gen. Shen Yi-ming, right, during a New Year’s Day flag-raising ceremony in Taipei, the capital, on Wednesday. Credit to: Central News Agency, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. Taken from NYT article.)