Two trapped by rising river airlifted to safety in Taichung City

Two people were rescued by helicopter after becoming trapped on a sandbar when the water level of Dajia River in Taichung City suddenly rose due to heavy rain upstream. Taichung City Fire Department received reports that two people fishing in the Dajia River in Shigang District were trapped by rising water shortly after 3:00 pm. The Fire Department dispatched five fire trucks, one ambulance, an inflatable boat, and 10 personnel to conduct rescue operations. At around 4:00 pm the National

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iPads delivered by helicopter to kids living in stranded mountain communities

A helicopter was used to deliver iPads to a remote mountain community in southern Taiwan yesterday, as kids prepare to go back to school in villages left cut-off after roads and bridges were destroyed by floods earlier this month. Forty-two iPads were among the 600 kilogram load of essential supplies airlifted by a National Airborne Service Corp Helicopter yesterday, August 24. The iPads were purchased by the Kaohsiung City Government Education Bureau, and delivered to Zhangshan Elementary School to help

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Helicopter crashes during training exercise in Kaohsiung City

Five people walked away from a helicopter crash unharmed at Kaohsiung City’s Xiaogang International Airport this afternoon, April 7. At 3:35 pm, the National Airborne Service Corps AS-365 Dauphin helicopter suddenly fell onto the tarmac from an altitude of around 30 feet, according to reports in Liberty Times and United Daily News. The aircraft and crew were taking part in emergency response training at the time, and practicing vertical take-off and landing. The aircraft hit the tarmac then landed on

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