Plane Crash. Up Close

TransAsia plane crash lands in Taipei river TransAsia Airways ATR 72 has crash landed in Taipei. A video has surfaced online of the aircraft's crash.


The ATR-72 turboprop aircraft with 58 onboard was flying from Taipei to the offshore island of Kinmen when it crashed into the Keelung River after apparently ramming into a highway viaduct, Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) said.


Plane carrying mostly Chinese tourists has crashed into a river in Taiwan, killing at least 16 people. 

Dramatic video footage emerged showing the TransAsia Airways plane clipping a bridge as it came down shortly after take-off from a Taipei airport.

The plane, carrying 58 people, has broken up and the fuselage is lying half-submerged in the Keelung River. Rescue efforts are ongoing. 

Another TransAsia plane crashed in bad weather last July, killing 48 people.