Incredible Video of the TransAsia Plane Crash
A TransAsia aircraft carrying 58 passengers clipped a bridge and crashed into a riven in Taiwan this morning, killing at least 23 on board. Astounding new video footage has surfaced showing the moment of impact.
The plane went down shortly after takeoff crashing into the shallow Keelung River, the BBC reports.
15 people have reportedly survived, but two dozen remain missing, and emergency crews are working to free passengers still trapped in the front section of the wreckage.
The last communication from the pilot was "Mayday Mayday engine flameout," according to an air traffic control recording on liveatc.net. Flight controllers lost contact with the plane at 10:55 a.m. local time.
Several reports suggest the pilot intentionally aimed for the river when he realized the plane was going down.
Another TransAsia plane crashed in Taiwan last July, killing 48 people.