Paratrooper in Critical Condition after Chutes Fail to Open

A 26 year-old soldier remains in a critical condition this evening after his parachute failed to open during a jump early this morning, May 17. Commander Chin Liang-feng of the Taiwan ROC Army’s Aviation and Special Forces Command jumped from a C-130 airplane at 1,300 feet, during a practice session for the upcoming Han Kuang military exercises, at around 6:00am this morning, over the Chingchuankang Air Force Base in Taichung City. Chin’s main chute failed to open completely, sending the

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Air-force Personnel Test Positive for Drugs

Up to ten air-force personnel at a base in Taichung have returned positive reactions for drugs, after urine tests were ordered for all troops stationed on base yesterday. The drug tests were ordered after 27 packs of white powder were found discarded on the Ching Chuan Kang Air Base, along with a device for smoking drugs. Apple Daily reported that “nearly 10” officers and men have returned positive reactions for drugs. Taichung District prosecutor’s Office is investigating the case. Investigators

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