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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 20:45
Update : At least 50 killed in Taiwan plane crash-Video
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At least 50 people were killed in a plane crash in Taiwan yesterday with witnesses and local media reporting the flight came down in a storm after an aborted landing.

TransAsia Airways flight GE222 was carrying 58 people on a domestic flight when it crashed into houses near Magong airport on the Penghu island chain after requesting a second attempt to land there.

The ATR 72-500 twin turbo-prop was flying from the southwestern city of Kaohsiung to the islands off the west coast and had been delayed due to bad weather as Typhoon Matmo pounded Taiwan.



Update : Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 7:50
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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.

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

There were a total of 54 passengers and four crew on board.

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

Transport minister said that 47 people were killed and 11 were injured.













































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