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62-year-old commander and other officials were on a routine mission to visit soldiers in Yilan when the crash happened.

Taiwan's top general has been confirmed dead after a helicopter made an emergency landing in northern Taiwan, the island's defence ministry said on Thursday.

Chief of general staff General Shen Yi-ming and seven other people were killed after the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter crashed in mountains near Taipei, according to defence ministry spokesman Shih Shun-wen.

Five others have been rescued.

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.

For a few hours following the crash, the fate of Taiwan's top general was unclear, with conflicting reports claiming that he was among the five people who survived, while another said that he remained missing.

SOURCE: REUTERS NEWS AGENCY
 

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Shocking. Especially for such a senior officer to perish. Rest in peace to Shen and others. This really damages the Black Hawk's already shaky reliability.
 

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It is the military’s long-running workhorse with a reputation of reliability and “stellar aircraft” with double and triple safety redundancies. The possible causes of the crash of this type heli may be a material, maintenance or circumstantial failure.
 

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