Alert! Συνετρίβη αεροπλάνο της TransAsia στην Ταϊβάν

04.02.2015 06:25

Alert! Συνετρίβη αεροπλάνο της TransAsia στην Ταϊβάν

Taiwan TransAsia plane crash-lands in Taipei river

Breaking news

A plane belonging to Taiwanese carrier TransAsia Airways has crash-landed in a river in Taipei.

More than 50 people were onboard at the time, and a number of people were reportedly injured.

Some reports said there were several people trapped inside the plane in need of rescue.

Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA) showed a picture of a plane almost submerged in the Keelung river.

The ATR-72 had just taken off from Taipei Songshan Airport and was headed to Kinmen Airport on the outskirts of Taiwan, just off the coast of south-east China, CNA said.

The cause of the latest incident was not immediately clear.

But CNA quoted a government spokesman as saying the plane crashed after hitting an elevated bridge.

Local channel ETTV showed footage of the plane banking and hitting a road bridge before crashing into the river.

Local media reported that several people had been rescued so far and sent to a nearby hospital.

In July last year 48 people died when a TransAsia Airways plane crashed amid stormy weather in Taiwan’s Penghu archipelago.


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