Crashed Taiwan plane hoisted from river; 26 confirmed dead

February 4, 2015 7:38 PM

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Rescuers used a crane to hoist the fuselage of a wrecked TransAsia Airways plane from a shallow river in Taiwan’s capital late Wednesday as they searched into the night for 17 people missing in a crash that killed at least 26 others.

Flight 235 with 58 people aboard – most of them travelers from China – banked sharply on its side shortly after takeoff from Taipei, clipped a highway bridge and then careened into the Keelung River.

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