Two Air Force officers impeached over negligence in Black Hawk crash

Focus Taiwan
Date: 07/21/2020
By: Wang Cheng-chung and Joseph Yeh

File photo courtesy of the Yilan County Fire Bureau, Jan. 2, 2020

Taipei, July 21 (CNA) The Control Yuan announced Tuesday that it has impeached two military personnel for negligence in weather reporting that was partly responsible for a Black Hawk helicopter crash in January that resulted in the deaths of eight military officers, including the nation's top military commander, Chief of the General Staff Shen Yi-ming (沈一鳴).

The government watchdog agency said it passed a motion to impeach Jen I-wei (任亦偉), chief of the weather center at the Air Force Weather Wing's No. 8 Base; and Chou Shih-kai (周士凱), an officer at the same center.

The decision to impeach Jen was passed by an 8-1 vote while that of Chou was passed 6-3, according to the Control Yuan.

The cases will now be handed over to the Judicial Yuan's Public Functionary Disciplinary Sanction Commission for a decision on what punishment they should receive.   [FULL  STORY]

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