TransAsia Plane Crashes into River

By Morgan Williams

Tragedy struck on Wednesday, February 4th when a TransAsia Airways flight crashed into a bridge killing at least 32 people.

The plane, an ATR 72, veered out of control and clipped a bridge in Taiwan before plunging into a river. A mayday call was made stating that there was an engine flame out, but unfortunately, it was too late.

Rescuers came to aid the passengers and were able to save 15 passengers who were injured. Sadly, 32 people have been confirmed dead and 11 others are still missing. The passengers of the plane were Chinese tourists, Taiwanese citizens, and four children.

Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration responded by inspecting all other ATR 72s before they can fly again. The CEO of TransAsia Airways extended his condolences to the victims’ families and has offered each family $6,360 per victim. The airway also has offered to pay for the funeral costs.

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