TransAsia Airways plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan, killing 47




 
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TransAsia Airways plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan, killing 47
 
July 24th, 2014  
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TransAsia Airways plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan, killing 47
By Faith Hung and Michael Gold TAIPEI (Reuters) - A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire, officials said. The aircraft took off from Taiwan's southern city of Kaohsiung, headed for the island of Makong, but crash-landed in Huxi township of Penghu County, the main island of the chain also known as the Pescadores. "It was thunderstorm conditions during the crash," said Hsi Wen-guang, a spokesman for the Penghu County Government Fire Bureau. According to an official at the Civil Aeronautics Administration, air traffic control reported that the inclement weather at the time of the crash did not exceed international regulations for landing.




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