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One more Taiwan Trans-Asia plane crashes


Taipei: A Taiwan plane predominantly carrying tourists from China is reported to have crashed into a river in Taiwan.
About 23 people are feared died in the unfortunate incident.
The TransAsia Airways plane was clipping to a bridge shortly after its take-off from a Taipei airport.
The plane, carrying 58 people was broken up with the fuselage lying half-submerged in the Keelung River.
Rescue and relief operations are in full swing.
At least 15 people are said to have pulled out alive from the crashed plane while 20 passengers on board still missing.
As per the reports a kid was also being rescued by the people.
To take out the trapped passengers at the front section of the fuselage, the emergency team had to cut open the plane.
One of the Taipei fire department officials coordinating the rescue efforts, told reporters that they had requested heavy cranes to pull the body of the plane out of the water to ease the ongoing rescue operations.
According to BBC, people are still trapped in the wreckage of the plane.
TransAsia correspondent said in a statement that one passenger had already been discharged from hospital.
The untoward incident was when the ATR-72 turbo-prop plane just taken off from Taipei Songshan Airport.
The plane was destined to the Kinmen islands, just off the coast of the south-eastern Chinese city of Xiamen.
It is the second TransAsia ATR-72, to crash within seven months.
The first was in July when the 48 people onboard were killed while 15 injured.


Video on the Trans-Asian plane crash