The leaders of rivals China and Taiwan expressed condolences today for victims of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane that crashed during a thunderstorm the previous day killing 48 people including two French nationals.
The plane, a 70-seat ATR 72, crashed near the runway while trying to land on the small island of Penghu, west of Taiwan island, with 54 passengers and four crew on board. Ten people were injured and taken to hospital.
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Taiwan, China offer condolences for 48 dead in crash
The plane crashed near the runway while trying to land in Penghu.