Taiwans Black Hawk fell, and the chief of staff died

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 Taiwans Black Hawk fell, and the chief of staff died


Taiwans military suffered heavy losses. On the morning of the 2nd, the Black Hawk helicopter of the Taiwan Army crashed at the junction of new North Yilan, killing eight people and injuring another five, including general Shen Yiming, chief of staff, major general Yu Qinwen, deputy director of the political and war Bureau, and major general Hong Hongjun, assistant deputy director of the situation sub office. Shen Yiming, who also became the top general of Taiwans army, was chased by local leader Tsai ing Wen Wednesday.

Helicopter head hits the ground directly

At present, we can sort out the whole process of the accident roughly:

At 7:55 on Tuesday, 13 people, including Shen Yiming, took off from Songshan Airport by the air force UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter and went to the East Australia barracks of Yilan for the Spring Festival visit.

At 8:7 on the 2nd, the pilot made the last communication before the crash. At 8:22, the plane disappeared from the radar. After that, the helicopter made a forced landing at the junction of new North Yilan.

At 10:30 on the 2nd, Chen Yingzhu, a female journalist from the military news agency on the helicopter, sent out a distress signal with her mobile phone. A number of search and rescue teams have assembled.

At 14:00 on the 2nd, the search and rescue team found the wreckage of the plane. The dead Shen Yiming was stuck in the cabin, and the helicopter was folded back and forth seriously.

According to the site conditions, it should be caused by the helicopter head hitting the ground directly. There are still some people on board, because there are dense trees and shrubs as buffer, and the impact speed of the aircraft head is not fast.

The cause of the crash is not clear yet. The black box of Black Hawk has been sent to the aviation safety investigation committee of the authority, and the investigation has started.

Taiwans Air Force said the flight route of the helicopter was between 3000 feet (about 900 meters) and 4000 feet (about 1200 meters) high with good visibility. Before the crash, the ground did not receive any call for help. But we cant rule out extreme weather conditions such as sudden turbulence in the clear sky, low clouds in the valley and so on. In addition, it is also not ruled out that the pilot is not familiar with the route, and in case of emergency, he reacts slowly and makes mistakes in operation, which eventually leads to aircraft destruction and human death.

Suspension of election campaign by all parties

The chief of staff is the highest level active serviceman in Taiwans military and the highest officer in charge of the daily work of Taiwans military.

Shen Yiming, 63, the chief of staff who died, graduated from the 68 year class of the air force official school. He studied in the U.S. Air Force College and participated in the three major aircraft replacement work of the Taiwan Air Force - French Mirage 2000, Jingguo aircraft and the U.S. F-16. He is a seed pilot of the Taiwan air force. He served as deputy head of Defense Department, air force commander, deputy chief of staff and other positions, and took over as chief of staff of Taiwan army last June.

At present, Liu Zhibin, deputy chief of staff of Taiwan army, acts as chief of staff. The next chief of staff will be chosen by the president of the Defense University, General Wang Xinlong, and Admiral Huang Shuguang, commander of the Navy. According to the practice of rotating the three major services of the chief of staff, the former chief of staff is from the Navy, Shen Yiming is from the air force, and the next chief of staff should be from the army. Wang Xinlong is more hopeful.

At the time of the crash, at the stage of the impact of the election of Taiwans leaders, all the candidates said they would suspend the election campaign.

Han Guoyu, a candidate of the Chinese Kuomintang, said that he was extremely reluctant to part from the same military background and hoped that the people would unite and give the military the greatest support. He said that the video visit originally scheduled for the 2nd and the public trip scheduled for the 3rd were cancelled. South Korea has not yet made clear whether to cancel the 4-day campaign in Tainan. Tsai ing Wen and Lai Ching Tak suspended their campaign and related itinerary from Tuesday to Thursday, Tsai ing Wens re-election office announced.

Black Hawk is nicknamed coffin in the air

At present, the same Black Hawk helicopter has been grounded in the island for inspection. In 2008, Taiwan authorities spent NT $84.7 billion to purchase 60 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters from the United States, which were respectively allocated to the air force headquarters of the armys special operations department, air force and interior department, and became the main aircraft type of Taiwan authorities.

Black Hawk is ill fated in Taiwan. It is nicknamed coffin in the air. Before the crash, there were three accidents of this type of helicopter. On January 25, 2016, an army Black Hawk helicopter made an emergency landing due to the abnormal running in of the gearbox, but no one was injured. On February 5, 2018, the Black Hawk helicopter of the air service headquarters crashed in the sea off Lanyu, killing two people and missing four. In March of the same year, the warning light of the Black Hawk helicopter was on during the flight, and then the warning landed, and the aircraft was safe.

(function() {(window. Slotbydup = window. Slotbydup| []). Push ({ID: u5811557, container: ssp_, async: true});)); Black Hawk helicopter is a double turboshaft engine and single wing helicopter produced by Sikorsky Aircraft Company of the United States, which is mainly engaged in disaster relief, observation, investigation, transportation and other tasks, and can carry 15 people. This type of helicopter is widely used in the world, but there are many mechanical failures and even air accidents. In retrospect, Taiwans military has had two major air disasters. On December 27, 1974, the Taiwan army launched Changping exercise. The helicopter carrying general Yu haozhang, the commander-in-chief of the army, crashed in bad weather. 13 generals died. Yu haozhang survived, but his lower body was paralyzed. General Lai Mingtang, then chief of staff, escaped for some reason. On August 21, 1990, an air crash occurred in Yunlin, killing 18 people, including lieutenant general Lin Longxian, deputy chief of staff of the Taiwan air force. Source: Shangguan news editor in charge: Liu Yuxin ufe63 nbjs7825

The Black Hawk helicopter is a twin turbine wheel engine and single wing helicopter produced by Sikorsky Aircraft Company of the United States. It is mainly engaged in disaster relief, observation, investigation, transportation and other tasks, and can carry 15 people. This type of helicopter is widely used in the world, but there are many mechanical failures and even air accidents.

In retrospect, Taiwans military has had two major air disasters.

On December 27, 1974, the Taiwan army launched Changping exercise. The helicopter carrying general Yu haozhang, the commander-in-chief of the army, crashed in bad weather. 13 generals died. Yu haozhang survived, but his lower body was paralyzed. General Lai Mingtang, then chief of staff, escaped for some reason. On August 21, 1990, an air crash occurred in Yunlin, killing 18 people, including lieutenant general Lin Longxian, deputy chief of staff of the Taiwan air force.