Plane Crashes Off Coast of Taiwan

Stormy weather


A TransAsia plane has crashed in the Penghu Islands off the coast of Taiwan, killing 51 of its 58 passengers and crew in a failed emergency landing, Taiwanese authorities have said.

Flight GE222 was flying from Kaohsiung to the archipelago when it tried to make an emergency landing in the city of Magong. Images on local television showed a blaze as nearby buildings caught fire and emergency workers searching through twisted wreckage.