At least nine dead as Taiwan plane cartwheels into river on take-off

February 4, 2015 6:33 AM

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TAIPEI (Reuters) - At least nine people were killed and dozens were unaccounted for after a Taiwanese TransAsia Airways plane with 58 passengers and crew on board crashed into a Taipei river shortly after take-off on Wednesday, officials and domestic media said.

Dramatic pictures taken by a motorist and posted on Twitter showed the plane cartwheeling over a motorway close to Taipei's downtown airport soon after the turboprop ATR 72-600 aircraft took off for the island of Kinmen.

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