Taipei, Taiwan: Stormy weather on the trailing edge of Typhoon Matmo was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people, the airline said Thursday. The ATR-72 operated by Taiwan's TransAsia Airways was carrying 58 passengers and crew when it crashed while landing in the Penghu island chain in the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and China late Wednesday. The plane was flying from the city of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan. The victims included 46 Taiwanese and two French medical students who were interns in Taiwan. The crash came hours after Matmo passed over Taiwan. About 200 airline flights at Taiwanese airports had been canceled earlier in the day due to rain and high winds. Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau had warned of heavy rains into Wednesday evening even after Matmo moved west into China. According to what we can understand so far, this was due to weather, the influence of the typhoon, a TransAsia representative, Phoebe Lu, told The Associated Press. She said the carrier was waiting for Taiwanese authorities to complete an investigation to get confirmation. The crash of Flight GE222 was Taiwan's first fatal air accident in 12 years. On Thursday, Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou called for one minute of silence in memory of the victims. I think that like a lot of citizens, last night I felt very sorrowful, he said in comments broadcast on television.