Taiwan plane crash: 47 killed and several injured

Taiwan plane crash: 47 killed and several injured

Taiwan plane crash: 47 killed and several injured

Written by Bella Dalima

23 Jul, 2014 | 7:06 pm

A passenger plane has crashed after a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, killing more than 47 people, local officials say.

The domestic flight crashed near Magong airport on the outlying Penghu island, reports said.

There were a total of 54 passengers and four crew on board, Taiwan’s CNA news agency reported.

Aviation officials said flight GE222 aborted its initial landing and then crashed, local media reported.

Transport minister Yeh Kuang-Shih said that 47 people were killed and 11 were injured.

The agency previously said that 51 were feared killed, citing fire department officials.

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