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Caught On Tape: The Moment 58 People Aboard A Taiwanese Plane Thought It Was All Over

Earlier this evening, shortly after take-off from the Taiwanese capital of Taipei, a commercial aircraft with 58 people on board clipped a bridge and crashed into a river. As AP reports, the death count is either 2 (aviation authority) or 3 (Central News Agency) which is simply stunning considering the following unbelievable clip...

 

 

 

As AP reports,

Taiwan's aviation authority say at least two people have been killed when a commercial flight with 58 people aboard clipped a bridge shortly after takeoff and crashed into a river in the island's capital of Taipei.

 

Aviation authority director Lin Chi-ming told a news conference that two people were killed. The country's Central News Agency said three people were killed.

 

Taiwanese media posted pictures of the plane in the water several dozen meters (yards) from the shore in the Keelung River.

 

CNA said the flight from Taipei to the outlying island of Kinmen lost contact with flight controllers at 10:55 a.m. and the fuselage landed in the Keelung River near the city's downtown Sungshan airport.

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The rescue is still underway...

Local TV footage shows plane almost submerged in Taiwan's Keelung river pic.twitter.com/6MieyZHp4D

— Veena Panchal (@Veena04Panchal)

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http://t.co/OdFL38qnIz pic.twitter.com/VgnetKOCrE

— Mabel Gasca (@mabelgasca)

Thank God

: Passengers escape from plane after it crashes in Taiwan river http://t.co/TeQzdC606r pic.twitter.com/cdVxqILRmd"

— NAPPY ® (@Iwin3)

Al menos tres personas han muerto y ocho han resultado heridas tras caída de avión en Taiwán. pic.twitter.com/TCeHGxqYaz"

— Vozz Noticias (@VozzRadio)