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Dramatic footage has emerged of the moment an aeroplane carrying 58 people clipped a bridge and crashed into a river.

At least 12 people died in the crash involving a TransAsia flight in Taipei, Taiwan.


Rescue crews in rubber rafts clustered around an exposed area of the mostly sunken fuselage, which was on its side in the Keelung River and missing a wing a couple dozen yards from the shore.


They feared many of the passengers and crew members of the TransAsia Airways flight remained trapped inside.

ad_158732761.jpg?quality=70&w=930&h=582&A rescue operation is underway to see if any more people can be found (picture: EPA)

The ATR-72-600 prop-jet aircraft was flying on its side, with one wing scraping past Taiwan’s busy National Freeway No. 1 just seconds before it plunged into the river, dashcam footage shows.


It had taken off from Taipei’s downtown Sungshan Airport en route to the outlying Taiwan-controlled Kinmen islands.


Civil aviation officials said the flight took off at 10:53am and lost contact with controllers two minutes later. Many passengers were from China, Taiwanese and Chinese state media reported.


Kinmen’s airport is a common link between Taipei and China’s Fujian province.





More info: http://metro.co.uk/2015/02/04/dramatic-moment-plane-carrying-58-people-clips-bridge-and-crashes-into-river-5048703/

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The plane looks pretty small I wonder how it holds 56 people, their luggage, bathrooms, cockpit, ect.

Remind me to never ride in an airplane fall3

This is like the 5th airplane disaster in the last 2 years

And all of them were Asian airlines <a href=http://fotpforums.com/uploads/emoticons/default_fall3.gif' alt='fall2'>

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