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51 Dead As TransAsia Flight Makes Forced Landing In South China Sea

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A TransAsia Airways flight from Kaohsiung to Penghu made an forced landing in Taiwan, according to TVBS, leaving 51 dead and 7 injured. The crash occurred on Makung, one of Taiwan's offshore islands.









The emergency landing occurred on Makung, one of Taiwan's offshore islands...


No details are available on the cause of the emergency landing yet, but it appears weather was involved...





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On the positive side, at least it wasn't Malaysian Airlines but it does make us wonder as a Taiwanese flight crashes over South China sea... how long until Taiwan accuses China of shooting it down?


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Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:34 | 4992430 vegan
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Plane crash? Again?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:36 | 4992447 doomandbloom
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It was Russia....US Agencies have said

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:43 | 4992463 IridiumRebel
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They're everywhere!!!! CNN save me! The Russians!....They control Typhoons now too! It's a Surface to Air Typhoon shot by the Hamasans!!!!!

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:54 | 4992536 Harlequin001
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That's 3. Now you can go back in the air again...

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:56 | 4992546 Latina Lover
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Putin did it! I saw it on Youtube and read it on Twitter!

Jen Psaki.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:59 | 4992561 Latina Lover
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Oh and I forgot to mention that proof was also posted on Facebook. Take that you idiotic conspiracy theorists. Just give us your money and shut up, slaves.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:05 | 4992595 jaap
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No, it was the other meme.... global warming

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:29 | 4992730 Save_America1st
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the numerology is off the charts...this must be the work of the IMF and Christine Lagarde.

Flight 222: 

2+2+2 = 6, right?  6+1 = 7!!!  scary!!!

2*2*2 = 8, right?  8-1 = 7!!!  this is crazy shit!

And there were 7 injured! 

Fucking IMF numerology can't be disputed right there. 



Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:56 | 4992540 Latina Lover
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Fucking Ukrainian Rebels, keep hitting the wrong planes. No more vodka for you, assholes.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:38 | 4992464 Sudden Debt
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Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:42 | 4992492 Dubaibanker
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Cameron is next.....

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:45 | 4992502 Leopold B. Scotch
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Dammit, Putin!  Enough already!

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:50 | 4992525 ilion
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Shithole Obummer will blame this one also on Putin, on false evidence?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:50 | 4992519 Thought Processor
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What kind of plane is that?   Is this a prop / puddle jumper, loaded to the gills?


Regardless, too many birds falling out of the sky now.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:56 | 4992554 lakecity55
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Gotta be a 777.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:46 | 4992508 Payne
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Given the amount of water in the air at the time of the go around it is imagainable that a flameout occured or foreign object damage, loss of power, forced landing.  Sucks.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:03 | 4992584 Squid Viscous
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exactly, cant believe they tried to fly through that squall line, Ho Lee Fuk

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:53 | 4992538 Winston Churchill
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Yes, they have absolute befief,er...... evidence it was the Russkies er... Russians, that did

it in conjunction with Colonel Mustard in the library.

Not sure which type of surface to air candlestick brought it down, just yet..

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:07 | 4992593 ThirteenthFloor
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Lesson do not fly on an aircraft going OVER or NEAR a BRICS nation right now.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:26 | 4992713 DeadFred
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Chinese separtist terrorist rebels for certain. Or maybe it was too windy.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:39 | 4992475 Monty Burns
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"We have information  that Putin personally ordered this."   Obama/Kerry

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:41 | 4992486 Sudden Debt
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And that's why Europe should stop buying Russian gas and start buying American gas!

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:04 | 4992579 Latina Lover
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Unfortunately the only anglo/american NG we can supply in quantity is from Kerry's, Cameron's and Obama's collective assholes.

I wonder, however, if Bullshit can be a substitute, kinda like the cow patties they use in India? If so, then Europe is saved.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:12 | 4992638 ThirteenthFloor
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If at first you don't succeed try and try again. Twice for good measure.  Stay off airplanes going over or near a BRICS nation.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:09 | 4992943 karutzar
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Was it Boeing again? Remote controlled Boeing? Don't fly on Boeing, prefer European made.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:30 | 4993082 drunkenlout
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ATR-72 turboprop, a twin-propeller plane.  The maker is Italian-French.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:34 | 4992431 J S Bach
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That's just plane scary.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:35 | 4992436 Oscar
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Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:41 | 4992485 Atomizer
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You'll not win a Oscar for spamming on Zerohedge. 

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:05 | 4992592 Winston Churchill
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Give him a break.

If he pimps it more than fives times , then we tear him apart.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:16 | 4992664 lakecity55
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Agreed, First Lord.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:42 | 4992491 Cacete de Ouro
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Down arrowers, give the guy a break. Some great sites start out small. ZH started out small.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:45 | 4992504 Leopold B. Scotch
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Not by spamming.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:46 | 4992509 yrbmegr
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Good for you for posting relevant news from around the web.  That's so unusual.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:51 | 4992524 lakecity55
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Hey! ZH is all about freedomz and free marketz!

Gold, Bit-Chez!

Keep Stackin'
Keep Packin'

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:35 | 4992443 Idaho potato head
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Ocean travel is looking much more attractive lately.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:40 | 4992472 LoneStarHog
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RMS Lusitania sound familiar?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:40 | 4992476 vegan
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Riding a bicycle is looking much more attractive lately. I just need to be careful when I ride near the airport... I guess that's one reason to wear a helmet.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:01 | 4992575 Uncle Remus
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I'm guessing the "Miracle on the Hudson" doesn't scale.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:52 | 4992452 Wild Theories
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Well, there is a raging storm - 2 sucessive typhoons, hitting that part of the world right now... 


The death toll is already over 151 across the region from the first typhoon that went through the region, now it'll probably be over 200 or 300 before the 2nd typhoon is out.


Guess with what's going on in Ukraine and Gaza a little thing like natural storms also killing people in Asia just don't make the headlines anymore, unless it reasonates with plane crashes.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:01 | 4992578 Winston Churchill
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Human life is cheap most everywhere in the world, before politics kicks in.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:12 | 4992643 shovelhead
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It always was.

Just the way it is.

Until politics kicks in. Then it becomes a tragedy that 'something has to be done.'

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:30 | 4992739 DeadFred
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Two more coming are in next week as well but then it is typhoon season.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:37 | 4992453 IridiumRebel
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Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:37 | 4992454 Bokkenrijder
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Pilots don't "request" a go-around. They simply perform a go-around and tell ATC afterwards! Aviate, navigate, communicate!

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:00 | 4992572 Citxmech
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That's pretty funny.

Aircraft:  "Approach, TransAsia XYZ, request go-around"

ATC:  "Nein! - No go-around for you!"

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:37 | 4992455 Hail Spode
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When 51 people die, it is not a "forced landing", its a crash!

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:38 | 4992462 LoneStarHog
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Emergency landing?...Crash?...How about crash landing, which even an untrained person can accomplish.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:38 | 4992465 sunnyside
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Who (Hu) was on board this one?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:15 | 4992658 Bokkenrijder
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LOL! The Chinaman is NOT the issue!

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:30 | 4993081 DriveByLurker
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No, Hu's on first (class).

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:38 | 4992466 Dr. Engali
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Damn Ukraine rebels!

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:42 | 4992490 wonderatitall
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...this just in, the bare said it was the rooskies or bush but maybe footage will show christie

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:53 | 4992845 Uncle Remus
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maybe footage will show christie

Wing walking?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:55 | 4992552 XitSam
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You misspelled "jooz".

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:54 | 4992852 Uncle Remus
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No no no no - between the lines. Read between the lines.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:39 | 4992471 Cacete de Ouro
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The Taiwanese Central bank has 400 tonnes of gold stored in Taipei...
Not stored in the BoE or Fed or anywhere else....
Stored in Taipei

The Taiwan Central bank is called the Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:35 | 4992765 Escapedgoat
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"The Taiwanese Central bank has 400 tonnes of gold stored in Taipei..."



It is ripe for LIBERATION  and DEMOCRATISATION= Translation =>Liberation FROM the Taiwanwse and Shared Equally amongst the Banksters.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:40 | 4992482 RiskyBidness
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Sweet!!  If we could only get a 2 or 3 more of these to help get the DOW to ATH!!

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:42 | 4992489 paddy0761
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Wee Tu Low

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:47 | 4992515 buzzsaw99
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sum ting wong

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:44 | 4992498 Kreditanstalt
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We just had a typhoon pass over the island (Taiwan) Tuesday afternoon~Wednesday afternoon...why were they flying in typhoon weather anyway?

(And, BTW, why was MH17 flying in a war zone?)

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:59 | 4992566 FrustratedLogician
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I hate this war zone argument. Planes have been flying over war zones in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lybia for years already. So, your argument of war zone pass is really illogical. I hate to say it. Otherwise, have a nice day :}

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:45 | 4992503 what's that smell
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In the beginning

putin stole my dead baby girl and ate her beating heart.

the end.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:46 | 4992505 _ConanTheLibert...
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Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:46 | 4992507 lakecity55
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Damn, that fucking Bath House Barry is workin' OT!

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:46 | 4992510 Uncle Remus
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Buk no stop here.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:48 | 4992514 sunnyside
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This stuff keeps up and we (and the media) are going to forget all about those little kids crossing the border.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:51 | 4992526 Uncle Remus
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Wait - what? What kids, whose border? WTF is going on here? Jeebus. Waiter - another - make it a double.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:53 | 4992539 Atomizer
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Keep your eyes on my right hand, not the left. 


Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:50 | 4992529 Mi Naem
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Finally, truth in advertising. 

Though, there is SeeBS, isn't there? 

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:06 | 4992604 shovelhead
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State Dept. Television is called

All BS

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:53 | 4992541 lakecity55
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"US Spy satellites show a BUK launcher on an atoll near Penghu, says Kerry"

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:55 | 4992547 Bill of Rights
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Quick can we get the US Government to post a satellite photo with a green line?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:55 | 4992548 medium giraffe
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Poor bastards shouldn't have been up there in the first place.  Greedy fucking airlines.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:57 | 4992556 TabakLover
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If the Russians could only crash markets like they can crash planes!

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:04 | 4992587 Atomizer
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Another long range bottle rocket was launched from Gaza.


Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:46 | 4992644 Boogity
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The Washington Neocons are already busy drawing up new colorful cartoons to link evil Putin and his Chinese henchmen to the crash in Taiwan that just happened, since their last effort with MH17 didn't go so well.... They will give Lurch Kerry and Obumbler their talking points later today.  

 In the meantime, old Johnny "get-your-gun" McCain and his effeminate man crush Lindsey Graham are just getting the news about the downing of the Taiwan crash as they get out of their morning bubble bath with each other. McCain reportedly has a stiffy again at the thought of nailing a new tragedy on evil Putin so WW3 can get going.  It's a good thing Lindsey is there to service old McCain before his stiffy droops to half mast when he figures out that Taiwan is not a city in Ukraine. 

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:28 | 4992723 MFL8240
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What is the way governments control people?  Answer is to scare them to death!   So we have Ukraine Airline disaster, Crash on Bodies flown back from Ukraine to Netherlands, and now we have an Asian crash all in the matter of a few weeks.  Of course, Delta was grounded from flying into Israel.  This is all orchestrated and planned no question in my mind!

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:05 | 4992916 Cthonic
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Pilots make errors when distracted by their financial portfolios...

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:48 | 4992826 Uncle Remus
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"Big screen TV isn't about a bigger picture. It's about upping the dosage."

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:30 | 4993077 q99x2
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Stop it already with this plane crash shit. I have to be flying soon.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:50 | 4993201 Uncle Remus
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Last Rites - there's an app for that.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:48 | 4993190 KrugerrandFan
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When in doubt, go about!

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:58 | 4993259 directaction
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I believe those islands belong to China.


Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:04 | 4994065 americanspirit
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Still waiting for the "mysterious disappearance" of Air Force One.

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