At least two people dead after regional airliner with 58 on board came down in Keelung river in Taipei.
TransAsia Airways flight GE235 crashed in Keeling River on Wednesday shortly after taking off from Taiwan. The Taiwanese Central Disaster Response Centre said there were 53 passengers and five crew members on board. Extraordinary footage has emerged of the plane glancing across buildings and cars shortly before it crashed into the river.
An urgent rescue mission is underway by Taiwanese emergency personnel. The Taiwanese Civil Aviation Authority said in a press conference that there were nine confirmed deaths, 18 people were injuries, and 31 people who were unaccounted for. This report is expected to change as the rescue mission continues.
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#TransAsia: Among those onboard were crew members and 31 tourists from Mainland China heading just off the coast of South East China
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