Overseas network, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) today (2) morning, a Black Hawk helicopter of the Taiwan army was forced to land in the Wuli mountain area of Xinbei city. Lieutenant General Wang chunxiong, the Air Force headquarters and director of political warfare of the Taiwan army, said that at present, 5 of the 13 people were rescued, the other 8 people were killed, with no sign of life. The victims included Shen Yiming, the chief of staff. Cai adaptive, the DPPs legislator, said that the Black Hawk fleet became a military force in October last year, and the Department of defense is negotiating with the United States to buy 30 more aircraft.
According to CSE and Lianhe, Cai adapted that in 2018, a Black Hawk had crashed, and this year it is the second one. Before the cause of the accident is clarified, it is necessary to stop flying. Todays weather is very good. The weather should be low. Is it human, mechanical or climatic? The Ministry of national defense should find out as soon as possible.
Cai said that the Black Hawk helicopter is the main medium-sized helicopter for transportation in the United States. The Taiwan army has purchased 60 Black Hawks from the United States, which have been distributed to the army and the air force for use. It is planned to continue to purchase another 30, and is still in negotiations with the United States. Mirror weekly reported that 60 aircraft cost about NT $84.673 billion (about NT $19.6 billion), and Black Hawk UH-60M is called Rolls Royce of helicopter industry due to high maintenance and operation costs.
The picture shows the rescue site (source: Taiwan media)
Cai adapted that chief of staff Shen Yiming went to the mountain area. Because the car was too far away and the plane couldnt reach it, so its not clear what caused the forced landing by helicopter so far. Todays weather is good and the proportion of mechanical factors is relatively high. The follow-up investigation of the cause of the accident still needs to be clarified by the Ministry of national defense.
According to the latest news released by the Taiwan army, five survivors of the accident were Liu Xiaotang, director of the planning office, Huang Youmin, Cao Jinping, Zhou Xinyi, director of the planning office and Chen Yingzhu, director of the military information society. The victims included Shen Yiming, the chief of staff, Huang shenghang, the assistant, Han Zhenghong, the chief of the general staff, Yu Qinwen, the deputy director of the political and war Bureau, Hong Hongjun, the deputy director of the situation office, ye Jianyi, Liu Zhenfu, the deputy driver, and Xu Hongshi, the chief engineer.
Black Hawk crashed before (source: Taiwan CCTV news)
According to Taiwans CCTV news, in February 2018, a Black Hawk helicopter of the Taiwan Army crashed in the sea off Lanyu, killing all six people on board.