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Plane Crash In Taiwan Kills 47, Injures 11

A TransAsia flight carrying 58 passengers has crashed during an emergency landing in the city of Magong, Penghu County. Developing...

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A TransAsia plane carrying 58 people has crashed in Taiwan after attempting an emergency landing. 47 were killed and 11 injured, Taiwan Transportation Minister said.

TransAsia Flight GE222 took off from Kaohsiung Siaogang Airport around 5 p.m. local time. It was scheduled to land in Penghu's Magong Airport at 5:30 p.m.

Taiwan's Central News Agency says the flight was carrying 54 passengers and four flight crew.

Taiwan was hit hard by Typhoon Matmo early Tuesday, and the plane may have been brought down by heavy winds and rain, according to local media reports.

Transportation Minister: 47 fear dead, 11 injured in #TransAsia #GE222 crash; 10 bodies found http://t.co/WFpWe106fP

Focus Taiwan@Focus_Taiwan

Transportation Minister: 47 fear dead, 11 injured in #TransAsia #GE222 crash; 10 bodies found http://t.co/WFpWe106fP

10:20 AM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

BREAKING: Taiwan aviation official confirms 47 dead in TransAsia crash

Bloomberg News@BloombergNews

BREAKING: Taiwan aviation official confirms 47 dead in TransAsia crash

11:42 AM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Local television network TVBS with footage from the site of the crash.

Taiwanese TV showing large fire at site of plane crash

Michael van Poppel@mpoppel

Taiwanese TV showing large fire at site of plane crash

9:24 AM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Satellite image show heavy storms near the site of the crash.

Unbelievably, this was the radar near the time of the crash of this plane in Taiwan.

Anthony Sagliani@anthonywx

Unbelievably, this was the radar near the time of the crash of this plane in Taiwan.

9:29 AM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

CCTV footage shows emergency workers arriving at the scene of the crash.

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Malaysia Airlines tweets message to TransAsia Airways offering condolences.

Our thoughts are with all those on board TransAsia Airways #GE222, their families and loved ones.

Malaysia Airlines@MAS

Our thoughts are with all those on board TransAsia Airways #GE222, their families and loved ones.

10:43 AM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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