8 killed in helicopter crash in Taiwan top military official onboard - [color=red]UPDATED[/color]
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  • 10:45 02 January 2020

8 killed in helicopter crash in Taiwan top military official onboard - UPDATED

Taiwan's top military official was reported to be among at least 11 survivors of a Blackhawk helicopter crash Thursday morning in mountains outside the capital, ONA reports citing ABC News.

Two people were missing in the crash that occurred as the helicopter was flying from Taipei to the northeastern city of Ilan for a new year's activity.

While the official Central News Agency reported air force Gen. Shen Yi-ming had been rescued, citing rescue services, the defense ministry has not confirmed.

As chief of the general staff, Shen is responsible for overseeing the island's defense against China, which threatens to use military force to annex what it considers it own territory.

Faig Mahmudov

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