Dozens awaiting rescue after TransAsia Airways plane crash lands in Taipei river: Reports

The Straits Times
By Lee Seok Hwai
February 4, 2015

Taiwan's Central News Agency released a picture of the plane that crashed into a river in New Taipei City. --PHOTO: New Taipei City Fire Department -
Taiwan’s Central News Agency released a picture of the plane that crashed into a river in New Taipei City. –PHOTO: New Taipei City Fire Department –

TAIPEI – More than 40 people are awaiting rescue after their TransAsia Airways plane crashed into a river in New Taipei City, news reports said on Wednesday.

The ATR-72 turboprop aircraft with 58 onboard was flying from Taipei to the offshore island of Kinmen when it crashed into the Keelung River after apparently ramming into a highway viaduct, Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA) said. Taiwan’s United Daily News said about 10 people have been sent to hospital in New Taipei City, which encircles Taipei, and more than 40 are still awaiting rescue.

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