Left Menu
Development News Edition

UPDATE 1-Taiwan top military official missing after helicopter made emergency landing


UPDATE 1-Taiwan top military official missing after helicopter made emergency landing
Representative Image Image Credit: Pixabay

Taiwan's top military official is missing after a helicopter made an emergency landing in northern Taiwan, the island's defence ministry said on Thursday.

The defence ministry said a rescue mission was underway for the 13 people on board the black hawk helicopter, which includes the Air Force General Shen Yi-ming, the island's chief of the general staff. There people were still missing, including Shen, while several people were found alive, the ministry said, adding that a team has been dispatched for the rescue mission.

The crash came a week before a key election on Jan. 11, when the democratic island is set to hold presidential and parliamentary elections.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.


TRENDING

OPINION/BLOG/INTERVIEW

Conspiracy theories on COVID 19: Legislators, Scientists, and Journalists all joined the Caravan

Conspiracy theories are not new for virus epidemics. There have been conspiracy theories on HIV-AIDS, Polio Vaccines, Ebola Virus, and several other diseases as well. However, what makes the 2019 Novel Coronavirus different from others is ...

Top 10 Fake News, Myths and Realities on 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID 19

With nearly 1500 deaths by January 14 and around 65,000 infections in China, the Novel Coronavirus 2019 has become one of the worst health epidemics of the 21st Century. However, 8,573 people have been cured but the rumor mongers are a...

Handling fake news Infodemic in time of Coronavirus epidemic

Social media has provided a platform where everybody can disseminate his her views without any supervision. Its excellent if the message is genuine but misinformation is equally disastrous. Health is such a topic where every Tom and Harry c...

Sentiment Analysis on Budget 2020: Long shot for solution to economic worries?

Industries and individuals alike had high expectations from the government to take tangible steps but the budget 2020 seems to have failed expectations....

Videos

Latest News

Netanyahu announces thousands of new east Jerusalem settler homes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans on Thursday to build thousands of new homes for Jewish settlers in annexed east Jerusalem, a project unveiled less than two weeks before a general election. I have huge news today --...

U.S. targets five Iranians in latest sanctions action

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on five Iranians in its latest action targeting Tehran, according to a notice posted Thursday on the U.S. Treasury Departments website.The Treasury said it sanctioned Ahmad Jannati, Abbas Ali ...

Motor racing-Racing Point say their 'pink Mercedes' is big risk

Racing Points new Formula One car looks a lot like Lewis Hamiltons title-winning 2019 Mercedes painted pink but technical director Andy Green says the team have taken a big risk with it.The RP20 represents a big change of design philosophy ...

US STOCKS-Wall Street steady as virus fears build; E*Trade surges on buyout deal

U.S. stocks were little changed on Thursday as a rise in the number of coronavirus cases outside China raised more concerns about the global impact of the epidemic, while a multi-billion dollar buyout deal for ETrade Financial Corp boosted ...

Give Feedback