Airplane Crashes After Landing on Orchid Island

Five people suffered light injuries when a Daily Air commuter flight skidded off the runway and crashed into a fence, after landing at Orchid Island’s Lanyu Airport this afternoon, April 13. Crosswinds are believed to have contributed to the incident, but the exact cause is under investigation. Liberty Times Network reports that four people refused hospital treatment after suffering abrasions, while a fifth was taken to a clinic suffering a foot injury. The aircraft is one of 4 DHC6-400s owned

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Taiwan Commerce Group Involved in Fatal Bus Accident in Australia

One person was killed and 1 seriously injured after a bus carrying members of World Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce (WTCC), rolled over on Australia’s Great Ocean Road, in the state of Victoria at around 5:15pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (7:15pm, Taipei). Liberty Times Network reports that the bus was carrying 28 members of the of the WTCC from many different countries. The passengers were on a 3 day tour after finishing a conference of the WTCC in Melbourne. The Liberty

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Search and Rescue Member Swept Away and Missing

Search and Rescue workers are searching for a fellow team member who slipped and fell into a stream on the morning of the fifth day searching for a firefighter who went missing while hiking in Hualien County. Cold, wet weather, and heavy mist, along with precipitous terrain has hampered search parties, who began searching for Li Yin-xun (李盈勳) on March 3. Li went missing March 1, and was reported missing the following day. This morning, Wednesday, March 8, Sun Hong-xin

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Search for Missing Firefighter Enters 4th Day

Soldiers from Army Aviation and Special Forces Command joined the search for Taipei firefighter Li Ying-xun (李盈勳) this morning as the search entered its fourth day. Li went missing while hiking with 2 Taipei City Fire Department colleagues in a remote mountain district in Hualien County March 1. The hikers had set out on February 28 and camped at an altitude of 580 meters. On the second day the group made camp at 1050m. At around 4:00pm Li went to

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Canadian Dies in Motorcycle Accident: Czech Passenger Injured

[Picture: Liberty Times Network] A Canadian man was pronounced dead at Saint Mark’s Hospital, February 24, after a scooter accident in Chuchi(Jhuci) township, Chiayi County. A female Czech national passenger was injured, but conscious, after the motorcycle left the road and plunged into a rice paddy. According to United Daily News, the deceased was identified as a 23 year-old student attending National Chiao Tung University in Hsinchu, with the Chinese name 杜蘭佛. The 20 year-old passenger suffered cuts and bruises

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“Father of Pinyin” Dies at 111

The man credited with creating the system used to write the Chinese language using the Latin alphabet passed away today, January 14, just one day after his 111th birthday. Zhou Youguang (周有光) was born January 13, 1906, and was 112 years-old according to the Chinese method of counting a person’s age. In 1955, Zhou was appointed head of a committee to develop a romanization system to render the sounds of the Chinese language using the Latin alphabet. The system the

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Retired Defense Officer Killed in Japan Blast

A series of explosions rocked the city of Utsunomiya (宇都宮市), 100 kilometers north of Tokyo, this morning, leaving one dead and three injured. The deceased has been identified as a 72 year-old retired military officer. Two vehicles, and a building were incinerated according to video and images on media and social networking sites. Police arrived on the scene at around 11:30am Tokyo time. Kyodo reports among the three injured, one is in a critical condition. The explosions occurred near a

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Retired French Professor Dead: Suspected Suicide

A 68 year-old retired Professor of French at National Taipei University was found dead this evening, October 16, 2016, after apparently falling from his tenth floor apartment in Taipei City’s Wenshan District. Police said there was no sign of struggle at the scene. No suicide note was found, nor traces of alcohol or drugs. According to media reports, neighbors and former students knew the man as 畢安生. He lived in a 10th floor apartment in Wan-ning (萬寧) Street. He had

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