TransAsia Airways flight GE 235, an ATR-72 operating a domestic flight from Taipei to Kinmen crashed shortly after taxi after hitting a taxi and a bridge before landing into a river.
Five crew and 53 passengers (22 Taiwanese and 31 Chinese tourists from Xiamen) were onboard.
Reports are that the pilots communicated with air traffic control, “Mayday, mayday, engine flame out.” The flight data recorder has been recovered.
The Taipei-based airline operates Airbus and ATR aircraft. Another one of their ATR-62s crashed in July.
My thoughts are with the passengers and crew — both those that perished in the crash and those that escaped the wreckage to safety — as well as the families and the employees of the airline.
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