- Posted July 23, 2014 by
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Airplane crashed with 51 victims in Taiwan
Airplane GE222 crashed near MaGong airport(an island near Taiwan) at around 19:30 local time. The head of 911 department confirmed that only about 10 passengers survived, with total 54 passengers and 4 crew members on board.The plane requested to go-around and re-land at 19:06, then it was found 1 km away from the runway. Taiwan just undergoes heavy rain and wind from typhoon Matmo, and the bad weather is considered the main cause for the disaster.
At 21:35 the head of 911 department confirmed in a live TV phone-call that 12 people were sent to hospital and one died on the way, and total 47 people died in the disaster.