11 Still Missing From Taiwan Plane That Crashed Into A River


Rescue workers are still trying to find 11 people who are still missing from the TransAsia Airways plane that crashed into a river in Taiwan on Wednesday, amid concerns that some of them might have been swept away by currents. CNN reports:

Thirty-two people have been confirmed dead from the crash of TransAsia Airways Flight GE235 and 15 people survived, many of them injured, according to Taiwan’s official news agency, CNA.

One of the bodies was recovered Thursday from part of the cabin of the ATR 72 twin-engine turboprop aircraft, which had earlier been hauled out of the Keelung River in Taipei, the Taiwanese capital, CNA reported.

But rescuers fear those still unaccounted for may have drifted downstream toward the larger Tamsui River. Divers have put up a net about 5 kilometers (3 miles) from the crash site to try to catch the missing bodies, authorities said.

Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou visited the injured in the hospital on Thursday and also went to a funeral parlor to express his condolences, his office said. Some of the survivors have begun to give their accounts of the disaster in which the aircraft clipped a bridge before plunging into the river.