Saturday, February 28, 2015   

Taiwan airline suspects stormy weather caused crash
(07-24 16:19)

Taiwan's TransAsia Airways says stormy weather due to Typhoon Matmo was the likely cause of a plane crash Wednesday night that killed 48 people.

The other 10 people on board the flight from Kaohsiung were injured when the plane came down in the Penghu islands in the Taiwan Strait.

Two of the dead were French students on a month-long exchange programme.

President Xi Jinping and the Chief Executive, CY Leung, have expressed their condolences to the people of Taiwan.

Cars and buildings were damaged when the plane came down outside the airport, but there were no reports of casualties on the ground.

Mr Yeh has flown to the island with senior aviation officials as a formal investigation into the crash gets underway.

Reports say family members of victims were flying Thursday to the island.

The crash was Taiwan's first fatal air accident in 12 years and came after Typhoon Matmo passed across the island, bringing heavy rain. --RTHK   
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