Taiwan plane with 58 aboard crashes in Taipei; 8 killed

A Taiwanese flight with 58 people aboard clipped a bridge shortly after takeoff and careened into a shallow river Wednesday in the island’s capital of Taipei, killing at least eight people, state media said. Parts of the wrecked fuselage of the turboprop ATR 72 jutted

out of the Keelung River just a couple dozen meters (yards) from the shore near the city’s downtown Sungshan airport. The main section of fuselage was on its side, missing a wing. Rescuers clustered around the plane in rubber boats more than two hours after the crash, and could be seen pulling carry-on luggage from an open plane door. The country’s Central News Agency said eight people were killed out of 26 that had been pulled from the plane. The rescue was continuing.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4622744,00.html

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