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

Tyler Durden's picture

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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vegan's picture

Plane crash? Again?

doomandbloom's picture

It was Russia....US Agencies have said

IridiumRebel's picture

They're everywhere!!!! CNN save me! The Russians!....They control Typhoons now too! It's a Surface to Air Typhoon shot by the Hamasans!!!!!

Harlequin001's picture

That's 3. Now you can go back in the air again...

Latina Lover's picture

Putin did it! I saw it on Youtube and read it on Twitter!

Jen Psaki.

Latina Lover's picture

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.

jaap's picture

No, it was the other meme.... global warming

Save_America1st's picture

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. 



Latina Lover's picture

Fucking Ukrainian Rebels, keep hitting the wrong planes. No more vodka for you, assholes.

Sudden Debt's picture



Leopold B. Scotch's picture

Dammit, Putin!  Enough already!

ilion's picture

Shithole Obummer will blame this one also on Putin, on false evidence?

Thought Processor's picture



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.

Payne's picture

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.

Squid Viscous's picture

exactly, cant believe they tried to fly through that squall line, Ho Lee Fuk

Winston Churchill's picture

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..

ThirteenthFloor's picture

Lesson do not fly on an aircraft going OVER or NEAR a BRICS nation right now.

DeadFred's picture

Chinese separtist terrorist rebels for certain. Or maybe it was too windy.

Monty Burns's picture

"We have information  that Putin personally ordered this."   Obama/Kerry

Sudden Debt's picture

And that's why Europe should stop buying Russian gas and start buying American gas!

Latina Lover's picture

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.

ThirteenthFloor's picture

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.

karutzar's picture

Was it Boeing again? Remote controlled Boeing? Don't fly on Boeing, prefer European made.

drunkenlout's picture

ATR-72 turboprop, a twin-propeller plane.  The maker is Italian-French.

J S Bach's picture

That's just plane scary.

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Idaho potato head's picture

Ocean travel is looking much more attractive lately.

vegan's picture

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.

Uncle Remus's picture

I'm guessing the "Miracle on the Hudson" doesn't scale.

Wild Theories's picture

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.

Winston Churchill's picture

Human life is cheap most everywhere in the world, before politics kicks in.

shovelhead's picture

It always was.

Just the way it is.

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

DeadFred's picture

Two more coming are in next week as well but then it is typhoon season.

IridiumRebel's picture


Bokkenrijder's picture

Pilots don't "request" a go-around. They simply perform a go-around and tell ATC afterwards! Aviate, navigate, communicate!

Citxmech's picture

That's pretty funny.

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

ATC:  "Nein! - No go-around for you!"

Hail Spode's picture

When 51 people die, it is not a "forced landing", its a crash!

LoneStarHog's picture

Emergency landing?...Crash?...How about crash landing, which even an untrained person can accomplish.

sunnyside's picture

Who (Hu) was on board this one?

Bokkenrijder's picture

LOL! The Chinaman is NOT the issue!