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TransAsia Flight has crashed during emergency landing

The information is still sketchy. I'm assuming that the craft was TransAsia. We'll know more shortly. ( More...

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sharon bias 4
Flying an airplane. Lesson number one. Look out the window. If it looks hazardous to board the plane, do not fly the plane. Other than Hurricane Hunters, who the heck fly's a typhoon, whether it's the front, middle, or tail-end of the event? Pilots take ultimate responsibility, but I'm sure a nudge from management was involved.
sparkie624 2
Not good... Wonder what happened, Mechanical or something else.
tculpan 2
Confirmed: GE 222 crashed on second approach after go around around 19:20 local time. The ATR72 was facing heavy rain. Aviation Safety Council says 47 fatalities, 11 injured. 54pax, 2 flight deck, 2 cabin.
The ATR was 13 years old. Pilot had 25 years experience, ~30,000 hours.
More on my twitter @tculpan, will try to update from the scene (If I can get there)

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bbabis 2
Yeah, that was squawk 7700 and contact departure on 121.5!
Chris B 1
Images here:
Torsten Hoff 1
According to a report on CNN, visibility at the destination airport was two meters with heavy rain and fog.
Ken McIntyre 1
More information from USA Today
Kevin Brown 1
Live coverage from Taiwanese TV
Jordan Jacob 0
I believe this is Flight 868 from Taipei to Bangkok.
Jordan Jacob 1
I would be mistaken. Reports now that it's Flight 222 which is an ATR 72-500.
Jordan Jacob 2
tculpan 1
You are correct, It is B-22810, investigators have told me
Chien Yushuan 0
purremuts1 -1
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ATR-72 of TransAsia flight Flight GE 222 Crash

Between 45 and 51 people feared dead after an ATR-72 of TransAsia flight Flight GE 222 goes down after a failed emergency landing.
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’51 People Feared Dead’ in Crash of TransAsia Flight 222

A TransAsia Airways plane crashed while landing in the Penghu Islands off the western coast of Taiwan.

Flight 222 was flying from the capital city of Taipei and reports indicate that the pilot’s first attempt to land failed. He requested a go-around and air-traffic control then lost contact with the aircraft.

Reports on the death toll and number of injuries vary....
LittleT -1
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Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.
Chris B -2
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Transasia ATR72 plane crash with fatalities.

TAIPEI—A TransAsia Airway flight originally scheduled to fly between the southern city of Kaohsiung to offshore islet of Penghu crashed due to technical failure, killing dozens of the 58 on board, the Taiwan government said Wednesday.
Penghu Fire Department said at the moment it can only confirm 35 deaths because bodies were still being sent to the nearby hospital. However, the Ministry of Transportation said it is believed that at least 47 people were killed.
As of 9:50 p.m. local time, 11 passengers have been sent to the hospital for burn injuries,
According to Civil Aeronautics Administration, the aircraft was a ATR-72 short-haul regional airliner and had been in commission for 14 years. The flight was originally scheduled to take off at 4 p.m. but was asked to stay grounded until 5:43 p.m. due to inclement weather caused by typhoon Matmo.


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