Newspaper article China Post

Three Soldiers Killed, Two Injured in Crash Says MND

Newspaper article China Post

Three Soldiers Killed, Two Injured in Crash Says MND

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Penghu Defense Command ([...]) yesterday confirmed three military personnel were killed and another two injured in the TransAsia Airways plane crash that occurred on the offshore island of Penghu Wednesday evening. A total of 48 were killed and 10 injured during the crash.

The three personnel victims are Tsai Ming-hua ([...]), a military police lieutenant-colonel of the Penghu Defense Command; Private Yang Ching-hsiang ([...]) of the Ministry of National Defense (MND), and Chou Yin-ting ([...]), a sergeant of the Army Aviation Special Forces Command, the Penghu Defense Command said.

The two injured are Naval petty officers Yen Wan-ju ([...]) and Tsai Pei-ju ([...]). Yen is suffering from cervical dislocation and multiple contusions while Tsai is suffering from smoke inhalation and head injuries, the command said.

The two injured personnel were sent back to Taiwan from Penghu yesterday on a military C-130 transport plane to a military hospital in Kaohsiung for further medical treatment, it added. …

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