Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Taiwanese S-70C crashes during rescue mission, 5 missing

Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense has said that a Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) S-70C rescue helicopter has crashed into the sea 48 nautical miles southeast of Orchid Island on Monday night local time. The helicopter, serialed 7017, was on it's way to render assistance to a Taiwanese fisherman on a ship operating in the seas off Orchid Island who had suffered a heart attack.

Of the six crew, one nurse was rescued, but the remaining five crew members, including the pilot, deputy pilot, a medical officer, an engineer, and another nurse remain missing.

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