Details of the crash of Taiwan Black Hawk revealed: the victims directly hit by the nose sit in the first three rows

 Details of the crash of Taiwan Black Hawk revealed: the victims directly hit by the nose sit in the first three rows

The picture shows the scene of Taiwan Black Hawk helicopter crash (source: Taiwan media)

Overseas network, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) - on the morning of Jan. 2, a Black Hawk helicopter in Taiwan was forced to land in the Wuli mountain area of Xinbei city. Eight people, including Shen Yiming, chief of staff, died and five survived. According to Taiwans military sources, the plane was seriously deformed when it fell, and it was judged that the helicopter head may have directly hit the ground, and the eight people who died were sitting in the first three rows.

According to Taiwans Zhongshi electronic news, the cause of the crash of the Black Hawk helicopter of Taiwan air force needs to be investigated in detail. However, according to the situation that the victim is stuck in the plane, it can be judged that the helicopter head directly hit the ground with a strong impact force, directly hitting a point. But because there are still people injured, which means the helicopter may not be fast before hitting the ground, so some people have a chance to survive.

According to the introduction, the mountain is very dangerous, and there is often heavy fog. According to the field study, two F-5E collided with the mountain before, probably in that area. From the debris and casualties of the scene, although the impact speed is strong, the speed of the aircraft is not very fast, so it is very concentrated. If the speed is fast, the debris will be scattered in a large area, or even spread over several kilometers.

Taiwans military officials said the incident was to be investigated by a special task force of Taiwans defense department. The military will use level 1, level 2 or level 3 accidents to explain the helicopter accident. Generally, the cause of the crash is nothing more than the weather, machinery and human factors. It is difficult to determine the cause without detailed investigation. In addition, according to the military practice, all Black Hawk helicopters should be grounded for maintenance.

The picture shows Shen Yiming, chief of staff of Taiwan Army

Taiwans military sources said that the unfortunate incident still has a life, indicating that although the impact force is strong, there may be trees and other buffer, so there is still a chance to survive. According to Taiwan military officials, the helicopter was expected to land at the naval center base in Suao. The helicopter pilot finally called, saying the weather was good, and there was no call for help or help before the crash.

Taiwans meteorological department also said that the visibility of Yilan and suao on the second day was about 3km, and the wind force was about 3 to 4 levels, which would not affect the flight. Flight experts analyzed the cause of the crash, but still did not rule out the weather, such as clear air turbulence, low clouds in the Valley may affect the judgment of the pilot, in addition, the lack of personnel training or violation of the administrative norms of personnel dispatch may also lead to accidents.

Experts also mentioned that if the pilot is not familiar with the channel (there are high-voltage wires, treetops, etc.) during the visual flight, he may be tripped. If he wants to climb immediately, because of the large number of people and high load carried by the helicopter, and because the height is too high, the air is thin, the climbing flexibility is further limited, and the counter stress is afraid to be insufficient, which is also easy to cause accidents or accidents.

The picture shows Chen Yingzhu, a journalist from Taiwans military news agency (source: Taiwan media)

According to Taiwans Central News Agency, the eight people who died in the helicopter were all seated in the first three rows. It is understood that there are five rows of seats in the crashed Black Hawk helicopter. The first and the second row are the foreman. Shen Yiming and Yu Qinwen, the deputy director of the political and war Bureau, are sitting in the third row. The second two rows are back-to-back, while Chen Yingzhu, the surviving reporter of the military information society, is sitting in the right side of the fifth row.

The air force UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter, which was delivered on July 20, 2018, has a flight time of 376 hours so far, and has no major fault record in the past three months. Ye Jianyi is currently piloting. He graduated from Taiwan air force. The flight hours of UH-60 are 261 hours, and those of S-70C are 2214 hours, totaling 2475 hours. Vice pilot Liu Zhenfu, graduated from Taiwan Air Force official school, has 220 flight hours of UH-60.

The picture shows the data of Black Hawk helicopter (source: Taiwan media)

According to, a Black Hawk helicopter from Taiwans Defense Department was forced to land in the Wuli mountain area of Xinbei city on the morning of January 2. Five of the 13 people on board were rescued, while the other eight showed no signs of life, including Shen Yiming, chief of staff.

According to Taiwans Defense Department, the survivors were Liu Xiaotang, the director of the planning office, Huang Youmin, Cao Jinping, Zhou Xinyi and Chen Yingzhu. 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.