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PHOTO ESSAY / Funeral motorcade held for Black Hawk victims

The motorcade begins at Tri-Service General Hospital in Taipei at 5 p.m. Monday.
The motorcade begins at Tri-Service General Hospital in Taipei at 5 p.m. Monday.

A funeral motorcade drove through Taipei on Monday to honor the eight servicemen, including the nation's top military officer Chief of the General Staff Shen Yi-ming (沈一鳴), who died in a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter crash Jan. 2.

The procession began at 5 p.m. Monday from the Tri-Service General Hospital in Taipei, and then passed by several locations, including the Ministry of National Defense (MND), on its 13-kilometer route.

It finished its journey at the city's Songshan Air Force Base.

According to the MND, a missing man formation consisting of four Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets will fly over the Songshan air base on Tuesday, where a public funeral ceremony will take place.

Also, the Republic of China flag in government buildings, including schools, around the country will be flown at half-mast Tuesday, the Executive Yuan said.

Members of Taiwan’s military and the public pay their respects to the deceased.
Members of Taiwan’s military and the public pay their respects to the deceased.
The motorcade passes several locations along a 13-kilometer route in Taipei.
The motorcade passes several locations along a 13-kilometer route in Taipei.
Members of the public salute to pay their respects to the eight military officials who died in the Jan. 2 helicopter crash in New Taipei.
Members of the public salute to pay their respects to the eight military officials who died in the Jan. 2 helicopter crash in New Taipei.
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文, front row, second left) stand in front of the Ministry of National Defense with other officials honor the deceased as the motorcade passes.
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文, front row, second left) stand in front of the Ministry of National Defense with other officials honor the deceased as the motorcade passes.
The funeral procession finishes at the Songshan air base.
The funeral procession finishes at the Songshan air base.
Video courtesy of the Military News Agency

(By Ko Lin)

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