TransAsia Airways crashes in Taiwan

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PostWed Jul 23, 2014 4:04 pm » by *WillEase*


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A TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed Wednesday into residential buildings in an emergency landing in Taiwan's Pengu Islands, killing scores of people, according to news reports.

The Taiwan news agency CNA initially put the death toll at 51 and later reported as many as 45 dead and 9 injured.

The news agency says the twin-engine turboprop ATR 72 crashed just outside Magong airport around 7 p.m.local time.

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It said Flight GE 222 took off at 5 p.m. in Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second largest city, and was scheduled to land at Magong 35 minutes later.

CNN reports that Typhoon Matmo had just left the area around the islands and that visibility was bad as the plane was trying to land.

Magong is located in Taiwan's Penghu Islands, which are also known as the Pescadores. The islands are an archipelago off the western coast of Taiwan in the Taiwan Strait.

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PostWed Jul 23, 2014 4:24 pm » by *WillEase*


Published on Jul 23, 2014

Since this video was uploaded the number of those killed has increased to over 40 people. Plane crashed after making a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, local officials say.


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PostWed Jul 23, 2014 4:56 pm » by *WillEase*


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Taiwan TransAsia Airways plane crash 'kills dozens'

A passenger plane has crashed after a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, killing more than 40 people, local officials say.

The domestic TransAsia Airways flight crashed near Magong airport on the outlying Penghu island, reports said.

There were a total of 54 passengers and four crew on board, Taiwan's CNA news agency reported.

Aviation officials said flight GE222 aborted its initial landing and then crashed, local media reported.

Transport minister Yeh Kuang-Shih said that 47 people were killed and 11 were injured, CNA reported.

"It's chaotic [at] the scene," civil aviation director Jean Shen told Reuters news agency.

Firefighters and other emergency personnel are still attempting to rescue those on board.

A photo published by local media showed firefighters examining the debris, with light being shone to illuminate the wreckage in the darkness.

The plane departed from the southern municipality of Kaohsiung at 17:43 local time (09:43 GMT), but lost contact with controllers at 19:06, CNA said, citing the Civil Aviation Authority.

The plane was found at Penghu island's Xixi village in flames, local media reported.

David Vargas, a spokesman for plane manufacturer ATR, told the BBC's Chinese service: "We are aware of the crash. We are trying to get more information and confirm what went wrong."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28448763

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PostWed Jul 23, 2014 5:21 pm » by *WillEase*


Published on Jul 23, 2014

A TransAsia passenger jet carrying 54 passengers and 4 crew crashed into a residential area in Taiwan's Penghu township on July 23, killing as many as 48 people. According to reports, flight GE-222 requested permission to land at Penghu's Magong airport at 19:06 local time after taking off from Kaohsiung, but lost contact with the control tower shortly after.

Several reports also speculated that the crash may have been involved with poor weather conditions due to Typhoon Matmo battering the region, but this was unconfirmed.


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Local television is showing live video (below) amid rescue attempts at the crash site...


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PostWed Jul 23, 2014 5:31 pm » by Thruster


Fuck flying for the time being. Too many coming down at the moment.

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PostWed Jul 23, 2014 5:48 pm » by The57ironman


Thruster wrote:Fuck flying for the time being. Too many coming down at the moment.

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PostWed Jul 23, 2014 7:10 pm » by Thruster


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Thruster wrote:Fuck flying for the time being. Too many coming down at the moment.

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That form of flying I don't mind one tiny bit ....book me onto coconut airways!


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PostWed Jul 23, 2014 7:18 pm » by *WillEase*


Glad you guys think this is somehow amusing. :censored:

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Although investigators haven't determined the cause of the crash, early reports suggest severe weather from Typhoon Matmo played a role.


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PostWed Jul 23, 2014 7:24 pm » by The57ironman


*WillEase* wrote:Glad you guys think this is somehow amusing. :censored:

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...it's a news tidbit, ffs..


....stfu.. we're bumping your damned thread, aren't we..? :mrcool:


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