Wednesday, September 17, 2014   

48 confirmed dead, 10 injured in Taiwan plane crash
(07-24 11:55)

TransAsia Airways says in a statement that forty-eight people have been confirmed dead and 10 injured in Wednesday¡¦s tragedy. Flight GE 222, smashed into residential buildings after a failed emergency landing in the outlying island county of Penghu Wednesday evening.
The plane was flying from Kaohsiung to Makung, with 58 people on board. Taiwan¡¦s transport authority said the majority of the passengers are from Taiwan, two from France, and no one from the Chinese mainland.
One of the black boxes has been found and authorities are investigating the cause of the crash. Earlier in the day, Taiwan was hit by Typhoon Matmo, and many say the stormy weather may have contributed to the crash. --Xinhua   
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