Taiwan TransAsia Airways
flight ATR72-600 Crashes
Update: Total of 58 people, 17 people missing, injured 28 people, 13 people were killed, 140 cm depth, the body 2 of 3 in the water temperature of 10 degrees.
“At least 10 people are injured after TransAsia Airways flight ATR72-600 was forced to ditch in Keelung River after takeoff from Taipei Songshan Airport in Taiwan.
The plane had 58 people on board, en-route to the offshore island of Kinmen,when it crashed into a river in New Taipei City after ramming into a highway viaduct, Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA) and Agence France-Presse reported.” (source: jpupdates.com)
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TransAsia Airways Model ATR-72, B22816 from Taipei Songshan to Kinmen small civil aircraft, crashed in the startling news of the Keelung River, the police and fire rescue. (source: video)
The plane, carrying 53 passengers and five crew members, took off from Taipei Songshan Airport at 10:52 am en route to Kinmen, but crashed 10 minutes later.
31 missing; 13 dead. Rescuers still working to remove the bodies of those in the plane.
#TransAsia: A crane is being used to lift the head of the plane from the water: CTI TV News from Twitter
Removal of baggage and several rows of seats earlier is helping to try and reach those trapped.
Majority of passengers headed to China … was a large tour group on board.
Apple Daily is reporting that the pilot radioed a mayday with both engines out.
Difficulty turning plane right side up because it’s halfway stuck in the river mud.
Please pray for victims and family.