At least 21 killed as plane hits bridge, crashes in Taipei river

February 4, 2015 10:31 AM

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At least 21 killed as plane hits bridge, crashes in Taipei river

(CNN)A passenger plane clipped a bridge and plunged into a river in Taiwan on Wednesday, killing at least 21 people.

Rescuers scrambled to pull survivors from the submerged wreck of the ATR-72 twin engine turboprop aircraft, which went down shortly after takeoff from the Taiwanese capital.

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