Top Taiwan army chief dies in copter crash
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Top Taiwan army chief dies in copter crash

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Taiwan’s top military officer and seven others died after a helicopter crash-landed in the mountains on Thursday, the defence ministry said.

The Chief of general staff, General Shen Yi-ming, was killed after the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter crashed in the mountains near Taipei, according to defence ministry spokesman Mr. Shih Shun-wen. Five others have been rescued.

Gen. Shen, 62, 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.

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