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.
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As you can see, the mangled wreckage of buildings and plane, after it tried emergency landing during Typhoon weather pic.twitter.com/oc0QO9Dghk— Danny Lee ??? (@JournoDannyAsia) July 23, 2014
Here is the TransAsia tailfin of ATR-72 of Taiwan plane crash with 51 feared dead, 7 injured. From Apple Daily TW pic.twitter.com/Gg3RqLTQOq— Danny Lee ??? (@JournoDannyAsia) July 23, 2014
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?