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[UPDATED] A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at l…

[UPDATED] A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire, officials said.

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.

Read more here: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/269698


At least 40 dead in Taiwan plane crash
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The passenger flight crashed in the Penghu county, China's Xinhua reports.

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