Taiwan TransAsia plane crash lands in river
A Taiwanese plane has crash-landed in a river outside the capital Taipei. More than 50 people were believed to be on board.
The TransAsia passenger plane crashed on Wednesday into Taipei’s Keelung river, after hitting a bridge shortly after takeoff, according to reports.
More than 50 people were aboard the ATR 72-600 turboprop plane. Local TV images showed police and firemen trying to rescue passengers from the water.
The Taipei city government said, quoting the fire department, that 28 passengers were sent to hospital.
Early reports on the number of casualties varied, state media reported that eight people were feared dead.
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Source News: DW