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TransAsia Airways Plane Crash Emergency Landing Kills 51

The aircraft reportedly came down in the Penghu Islands off the western coast of Taiwan. 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. Flight GE 222 was flying a domestic route in stormy weather from the capital Taipei to the Penghu Islands, halfway between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan. Reports said the pilot's first landing attempt failed before he requested another attempt and air-traffic control lost contact with the aircraft. Pictures on Taiwan television showed emergency services searching through twisted wreckage at the crash site.

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