Taiwan plane with 58 aboard crashes in Taipei; 12 killed

February 4, 2015 7:09 AM

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwanese flight with 58 people aboard went sideways, clipped an elevated roadway and careened into a river Wednesday shortly after takeoff from the island's capital of Taipei, killing at least 12 people, local media and officials said.

The death toll was expected to rise as rescue crews cleared the mostly sunken fuselage in the Keelung River a couple dozen meters (yards) from the shore. Teams of rescuers in rubber rafts clustered around the wreckage.

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