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Taiwan plane crash: In pictures

  • 24 July 2014
  • From the section Asia

A passenger plane carrying 58 people has crashed in Penghu in the Taiwan Strait, killing 48 of those on board. The TransAsia Airways plane crashed into buildings near Magong airport on Wednesday evening, as a storm hit Taiwan.

The tail section of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 is pictured as rescue workers and firefighters search through the wreckage on 24 July 2014
A TransAsia Airways plane crashed in Penghu, Taiwan, late on Wednesday as a storm battered the area.
A photo taken on 23 July 2014 shows the wreckage of the TransAsia Airways flight GE222 after it crashed in Penghu, Taiwan
The plane, carrying 58 people, came down in a village near the airport after an apparently failed second attempt to land.
Police and soldiers guard the crash site of the TransAsia Airways plane on the Penghu Islands in the Taiwan Strait on 24 July 2014
Forty-eight of those on board are now known to have died, including the crew. Reports say one person may be missing on the ground.
Rescue workers and firefighters search through the wreckage in Penghu on 24 July 2014
Aviation officials were due at the site on Thursday to begin an investigation into the crash.
An injured passenger is helped by rescuers to get on an ambulance after the crash of the TransAsia Airways flight GE222 on 23 July 2014 in Penghu, Taiwan
Ten people on board the plane survived and were taken to hospital. The crash is Taiwan's worst air disaster in 12 years.

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