The plane, a 70-seat ATR 72, crashed near the runway on the island of Penghu, west of the mainland, with 54 passengers and four crew on board, they said. No one was killed or hurt in the buildings.
Eleven injured people on the plane were taken to hospital, the government said.
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At least 40 dead in Taiwan plane crash
The passenger flight crashed in the Penghu county, China's Xinhua reports.