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Taiwan Plane crashes during emergency landing, 47 trapped, feared dead

Jul 23, 2014    

Taipei, Taiwan A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.Another 11 people were injured when the ATR-72 operated by Taiwan's TransAsia Airways crashed on Penghu, an island in the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and China, Transport Minister Yeh Kuang-shih was quoted as saying by the government's Central News Agency. The plane was arriving from Kaohsiung, a city in southern Taiwan.The twin-engine turboprop plane crashed while making a second landing attempt with a t...

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