外文标题：TransAsia plane crash lands in river, 12 killed
TAIPEI, Taiwan: Nine of the 58 people on board a TransAsia plane were killed after it crash landed in a Taipei river, a TV station reported on Wednesday.
Earlier, the government had said at least two people were killed in the incident, while civil aeronautics authorities put the number of those rescued at about 16.
Thirty-one mainland Chinese tourists were among those on board, Taiwan’s tourism bureau said.
Last July, 48 people were killed when a 70-seat ATR 72 turboprop plane of TransAsia Airways crashed near the runway while trying to land on the small island of Penghu, west of Taiwan island, following a typhoon earlier in the day.
Prashant Srivastava (Gurgaon)
Appa DuraiAppa Durai (Coimbatore)
Pilot could have averted it by being alert
Chintan Doshi (Mumbai)
Saw the video.. was just unbelievable
Gajendra Rajput (Unknown)
Memories of the last air crash of Malaysian airliner are still fresh. Stormy weather and low visibility were suspected as factors in this crash also. …..
pmbdcoe () replies to Gajendra Rajput
Seems it was clear weather and no storms in the vicinity. It was a case of engine failure
Manuj Khurana (Delhi)
Alas! god bless the victims
nrbulusu Rao ()
Miraculous escape for majority . Good job by Pilot.
The element of danger is present in all mode of travel, on land water or air but experts claim air travel is the safest. Thousands of planes take off and land safely and unfortunately one or two face mishaps. Its for the Taiwan government to carry out full investigation and restore peoples confidence.Congrats to the pilot and RIP to those who have moved on.