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Taiwan Plane Crash Kills 51, Injures 7 on Typhoon-Ravaged Island

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TransAsia reservations desk at the Sungshan airport in Taipei. (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 10:21 AM

A Taiwan plane crash killed 51 people and injured seven Wednesday after the aircraft went down in stormy weather during a second landing attempt, The Associated Press reported.

Taiwan was battered by Typhoon Matmo early Tuesday morning, and the Central Weather Bureau was advising of heavy rain through the evening, even though the center of the storm was in mainland China.

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The flight was heading from the capital, Taipei, to the island Penghu, halfway between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan in the Taiwan Strait. Pictures from the airport showed a handful of firefighters using flashlights to look at wreckage in the darkness.

Penghu is a lightly populated island that averages about two flights a day from Taipei.

Taiwan's Central News Agency cites the Civil Aviation Administration as saying the flight carried 54 passengers and four flight crew and was operated by a Taiwanese airline, TransAsia Airways.

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A Taiwan plane crash killed 51 people and injured seven Wednesday after the aircraft went down in stormy weather during a second landing attempt, The Associated Press reported.
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