The latest crash of a TransAsia Airways plane with 58 passengers and crew on board into a Taipei River on Wednesday has once again rekindled those fears. The site of the accident is close to the South China Sea.
Some 15 people were reportedly killed after the Turboprop ATR 72-600 aircraft plunged into the Keelung River early on Wednesday. The toll is expected to rise.About 16 people have been reportedly rescued while as many as 33 people were still missing even as the rescue operations are ongoing.
The Bermuda Triangle in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean has been a mystery for the World. Several aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances flying over the Bermuda Triangle. In Dec 2014 AirAsia QZ8501 went off the radar and crashed into Java Sea. On Feb 4, 2015 TransAsia Airways plane crashed into the Taipei River and became the latest of a series of plans mishaps in this region.
Television pictures also showed some damage to a bridge next to the river, with small pieces of the aircraft scattered along the road.