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BREAKING: TransAsia airliner crashes in Taiwan killing more than 40

Ahram Online, Wednesday 23 Jul 2014
Ground crew members wave to passengers onboard the TransAsia Airways flight, the first cross-strait flight of the day from Taiwan to Shanghai, at the Taipei Songshan Airport December 15, 2008.(Photo:Reuters)

More than 40 people were killed in a TranAsia passenger plane crashed in Taiwan on Wednesday, China's Xinhua news agency said..

Authorities said the plane, carrying 58 people including four crew, crashed near the airport on the outlying Penghu island.

"Fifty-one people are feared dead and seven people injured," Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration Shen Chi told reporters, but the local fire chief put the death toll at 45.

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