Anti-submarine helicopter crashes in eastern Taiwan
ROC Central News Agency
By Ruth Wang
Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) An anti-submarine helicopter carrying five officers crashed in waters off Hualien County in eastern Taiwan on Tuesday, leaving one dead, two injured, and another two missing, according to a statement issued by the military.
Coast Guard Administration forces discovered the site where the S-70C helicopter crashed, 50 nautical miles from Hualien County's Shihti fishing port, and rescued two injured crew members while recuperating the body of a crew member who died in the crash.
The helicopter went missing Tuesday evening at 6:44 p.m. after taking off on amilitary drill from a warship off the Hualien coast at 6: 28 p.m. The Coast Guard was called by the Air Force to search the crash site and the two crew members were rescued at 9:15 p.m.
The accident marked the second military tragedy in two days.
A Taiwanese-made indigenous defense fighter (IDF) went missing near the Taiwan-held Penghu Island chain Monday morning.
Fragmented human remains that may be from one of the aircraft's two missing pilots were found Tuesday, along with more debris from the aircraft.
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