TransAsia airplane with 53 passengers aboard crashes in Taipei river
Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA) reported that with 53 passengers along with 5 crew members (58 in total) aboard, a TransAsia flight crash landed in a river in Taipei.
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Reuters quoted that the ATR-72 turboprop, which was en route from Taipei’s Songshan Airport to the outlying island of Kinmen, crashed 3 minutes after take-off at 10:45 AM local time which resulted in at least 2 people being killed.
Almost 16 people were rescued according to the civil authorities quote to a media briefing. Among those on board, there were 31 mainland Chinese tourists – Taiwan tourism bureau.
Here’s a video of the crash shot in a car.
The news is sourced from CNBC.