Over 50 Feared Dead As Passenger Plane Crashes in Taiwan

Over 50 were killed after a plane crash landed in Taiwan, according to Taiwanese media reports. Seven people were reportedly injured in the crash.

According to Taiwan’s Civil aeronautics Administration Shen Chi, 51 people are dead and seven people injured. While the local fire chief put death toll at 45.

The flight took off from Kaohsiung Siaogang Airport in Taiwan at about 5 p.m. local time and was flying to Penghu’s Magong Airport, according to the South China Morning Post.

The TransAsia flight with 58 people aboard caught fire after it landed “at the end of a runway” on one of Taiwan’s Penghu islands, according to Taiwan’s Central News Agency. Local media is also reporting that the plane crashed into at least two houses.

Hundreds of rescuers have been dispatched to the scene.

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