Several are dead after a twin-engine turboprop plane crash-landed in a Taipei river. Here’s the most shocking video of the crash landing caught on dashcam video.
The plane, carrying 58 people, has broken up and the fuselage is lying half-submerged in the Keelung River. Rescue efforts are ongoing.
Another TransAsia plane crashed in bad weather last July, killing 48 people.
Cindy Sui reports: ''Many of the people on board are still inside the aircraft''
Rescuers on boats have cut the plane open to gain access, attempting to access passengers reportedly trapped in the front section of the fuselage.
Television footage showed passengers swimming clear of the wreckage, with reports suggesting 15 people had survived the crash and a further 24 were missing.
TransAsia said in a statement that one passenger had already been discharged from hospital but did not confirm the number of survivors.
The ATR-72 turbo-prop plane had just taken off from Taipei Songshan Airport and was heading to the Kinmen islands, just off the coast of the south-eastern Chinese city of Xiamen.
The final communication from the pilots to air traffic control was "Mayday, mayday, engine flame out", according to a recording played on local media. The recording was not immediately verified by aviation officials, BBC reports.
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