TransAsia Plane Crash: 31 Killed Confirmed, 12 Still Missing

On Wednesday TransAsia Flight GE235, carrying 58 passengers and crew, lurched between buildings, clipped an overpass with its port-side wing and crashed upside down into the shallow river shortly after taking off from a downtown Taipei airport.

The death toll from a TransAsia Airways plane that crashed into a Taipei river shortly after taking off has risen to 31, Taiwan officials said , and could rise further, with 12 people still missing on Thursday.

A grounding of Taiwan’s 22 ATR aircraft was not ordered despite the incident, the second fatal crash involving a TransAsia plane in seven months.
Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said 15 people survived. Three of those who were rescued were from a group of 31 tourists from mainland China.The pilot and co-pilot of the turboprop ATR 72-600 were among those killed.