Taiwan chopper crash: 10 alive, 3 missing

Taiwan chopper crash: 10 alive, 3 missing

Agency News

Taiwan, Jan 2: Ten out of 13 people have been found alive after a UH-60 Black Hawk military helicopter had crash-landed in Taiwan, with three more people remaining missing, media reported.

Earlier in the day, communication had been lost with the helicopter that carried Taiwanese Chief of General Staff Shen Yiming and other senior military officials. The aircraft reportedly made an emergency landing at about 1 AM (GMT) in a mountainous area near Yilan City.

According to the Taiwan News media outlet, the Ministry of National Defense held a press conference, saying that 10 people had been found alive. The ministry said that two had survived in the incident. Taiwanese Defense Minister Yen De-fa arrived at the site to oversee the rescue operation. Causes of the incident remain unknown. (UNI)