Taiwanese TransAisa plane Flight GE 235 crashes in Keelung River Near Taipai

TransAisa plane ATR-72 has crashed in Taipei river near the capital Taiwan. This incident happened shortly after the TransAisa Flight GE 235 clipped off a bridge a few minutess after take-off.

According to TVBS local media, at least 10 injured people were taken to the hospital; overall some 40 people were injured. It is not yet confirmed how people the plane was carrying but it estimated to have about 53 passengers and 5 airline crew members.

TransAisa plane Flight GE 235 atr 72 plane crash

TransAisa plane Flight GE 235 atr 72 plane crash

The plane had taken off from the Taipai Songshan Airport destined towards Kinmen Island which is south-east of China. The crash happened around 10:55am local time.

The plane was a turbo propeller twin-engine, French made ATR-72.

In July 2014, another TransAisa plane had crashed while trying to land on the Penghu Island airport just off Taiwan's coast.

Rescue work at plane crash site of Taiwanese TransAisa ATR-72 Plane

Rescue work at plane crash site of Taiwanese TransAisa ATR-72 Plane

A video of the TransAisa plane ATR-72 crash:

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