Aerospace Images: Scenes from TransAsia crash and rescue

TAIPEI, Taiwan, 5 Feb. 2015. View images from TVBS in Taiwan of the wreckage of TransAsia Airways ATR 72-600 twin-engine turboprop short-haul regional airliner carrying 58 people, including 53 passengers and five crewmembers, which crashed into a river in Taiwan shortly after takeoff.

Feb 5th, 2015
Taiwan TransAsia plane clips bridge and crashes into river, killing 25
Taiwan TransAsia plane clips bridge and crashes into river, killing 25

TAIPEI, Taiwan, 5 Feb. 2015. A TransAsia Airways ATR 72-600 twin-engine turboprop short-haul regional airliner carrying 58 people, including 53 passengers and five crewmembers, has crashed into a river in Taiwan. At least 25 people have died, local authorities confirm.

The commercial aircraft fell from the sky shortly after taking off from Sungshan Airport in downtown Taipei. An eyewitness driving on an elevated traffic bridge captured the plummeting commercial passenger jet on film with an in-vehicle dashboard camera. Captured footage shows the airplane banking sharply, making contact with a taxi traveling on the bridge, and clipping the side of the bridge before crashing into the Keelung River.

Images courtesy TVBS (Television Broadcasts Satellite), a satellite television channel and nationwide network in Taiwan.

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