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    TransAsia crashes in Taiwan. At least 40 dead. July 23, 2014

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    What?!, NO, not again!
    Thanks for posting this Zwiebel.


    bbm.

    http://globalnews.ca/news/1468514/pl...ing-51-report/
    "Penghu is a lightly populated island that averages about two flights a day from Taipei.

    Taiwan’s Central News Agency cites the Civil Aviation Administration as saying the flight carried 54 passengers and four flight crew and was operated by a Taiwanese airline, TransAsia Airways"

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    Fifty one dead, seven injured. Latest report.

    'A TransAsia Airlines plane has made an emergency landing in Taiwan killing 51 people and injuring seven.

    The aircraft reportedly came down in the Penghu Islands off the western coast of Taiwan.

    Authorities said the plane, carrying 58 people including four crew, crashed near the airport on the outlying Penghu island.'

    http://news.sky.com/story/1306192/ta...-seven-injured
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    It crashed into homes.

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    7 injured? Were they on the ground?

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    Local media are reporting 'chaos on the scene'. It's in darkness.

    It's almost certain people on the ground have been killed or injured too.

    Stormy conditions were reported as the plane tried to land.

    http://www.cna.com.tw/news/firstnews...7235010-1.aspx
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    There is a video at the link. It's pouring with rain and wreckage from homes and the plane are mixed together. But the scene is swamped with rescue personnel, so though it's chaotic, it is organized chaos.

    I hope the death toll doesn't rise.

    http://www.airlivenet.com/2014/07/vi...wan-plane.html
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    Live updates here.

    'Taiwan was battered by Typhoon Matmo early Tuesday morning, and the Central Weather Bureau was advising of heavy rain through the evening, even though the center of the storm was in mainland China.'

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_5612998.html
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    Amend that. It is chaotic.

    "It's chaotic [at] the scene," Jean Shen, director of the Civil Aeronautics Administration, told Reuters news agency.

    'Plane in flames'
    Firefighters and other emergency personnel are attempting to rescue those on board. '

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28448763

    'Taiwan's Transport Minister Yeh Kuang-shih was quoted by the government's Central News Agency as saying another 11 people were injured after the plane crashed and caught fire while making a second landing attempt.'

    http://www.news24.com/World/News/Pla...ead-20140723-2

    'Taiwan media says plane crashed during landing on one of Penghu islands as typhoon Matmo hit the region'

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...-typhoon-matmo
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    Oh no .. looks like I'll be island hopping by boat and driving to Europe next time I go .. this is frightening, there must be a reason so many events are occurring .. perhaps airlines have been forced into taking risks with economic pressures of a very competitive industry. Perhaps there does need to be an air safety review so new guidelines can be set.
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    Officials are fearful that dozens have died, though Taiwan's Transportation Minister Yeh Kuang-shih told reporters there were no casualties on the ground.

    Injured passengers have been rushed to Penghu Hospital,
    and TransAsia Airways has established an emergency response center, according to a statement issued by the airline.

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    There were 54 passengers and four crew aboard
    , said Jean Shen, the director-general of the Civil Aeronautics Administration.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/23/world/...html?hpt=hp_t2

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    Prayers to all involved.
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    If no one on the ground was injured it will be a miracle. Homes... at night, during a storm (typhoon actually)- I find that very hard to believe. I hope I'm wrong.

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    Maybe they had evacuated due to the storm?
    There is a possibility of one casualty on the ground.

    http://www.ksl.com/?sid=30830706&nid...&s_cid=queue-2

    Family members of victims of a plane crash were flying to the small Taiwanese island on Thursday where the plane had unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather, killing 48.
    There were 10 survivors, and authorities were searching for one person who might have been in a wrecked house on the ground.

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    Two people aboard the plane were French citizens and the rest Taiwanese,
    Transport Minister Yeh Kuang-shih told reporters.

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    The airline was offering the family of each victim about $6,600 and paying another $27,000 for funeral expenses, the agency reported.

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    The airline said one of the injured 10 survivors had gone home, and that five local residents had been hurt on the ground but they were also treated and released.

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    The airline said family members had taken a charter flight on Thursday morning to Magong airport, near where the crash happened.
    They would then be taken to a morgue to identify victims.

    "All the bodies have been dug out," said Chen Tung-yi, a section chief with the Penghu disaster response center.
    "We're cleaning up the site now and also doing appraisals of the situation and trying to identify victims."

    The plane crashed into eight houses, including some built from coral harvested off the coast, Chen said.

    Local television footage showed disaster crews Thursday picking through the remains of the cabin, demolished houses and a car that was smashed by the plane.

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    Taiwan's last major aviation disaster was also near Penghu.
    In 2002, a China Airlines Boeing 747 broke apart in midair and crashed into the Taiwan Strait, killing all 225 people aboard.


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