Taiwan’s TransAsia Air Crashes at Penghu, 48 Fatalities

July 24, 2014 6:00 AM

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Forty-eight people are dead and 10 injured after a TransAsia Airways Corp. passenger plane crashed as it prepared to land on Taiwan’s outlying Penghu Islands.

Flight GE222, a twin-engine ATR-72 turboprop, was making a second approach to Magong Airport when it went down amid heavy rains from tropical storm Matmo at about 7:20 p.m. local time yesterday, the Taipei-based carrier said.

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