A TransAsia flight clipped a freeway overpass in Taiwan on Wednesday as it crashed into a river killing at least 23 people on board.
So far, 15 people have been rescued, including four children.
According to the Straits Times 14 people died at the scene while nine other died of injuries before they made it to the hospital.
Incredible video of the crash was captured by a motorist’s dashboard camera mere minutes after the flight took off from Songshan airport.
“The focus of our work is to try to use cranes to lift the front part of the wreckage, which is submerged under the water and is where most of the other passengers are feared trapped,” Taipei Fire Department official Wu Jun-hong told reporters.
“At the moment, things don’t look too optimistic,” he added. “Those in the front of the plane are likely to have lost their lives.”
Witness reports claimed to have seen people ejected from the plane upon impact, according to the Times.
In what is believed to be the final communication from the cockpit the plane’s crew shouted “Mayday! Mayday! Engine flameout!”
Incredible eyewitness accounts of #TransAsia crash #GE235 https://t.co/3JElKcDhpC Via @Missxoxo168, Aaron Chen pic.twitter.com/PC44BQYMJ7
— Errol Barnett (@ErrolCNN) February 4, 2015
Incredible dashcam footage of Taiwan plane crash, this doesn’t help my irrational fear of flying: http://t.co/tVX1VQu7HO
— Kristin Annable (@kristinannable) February 4, 2015
BREAKING NEWS: TransAsia plane has crashed and landed into river in Taipei. 58 people aboard. (@airlineroute) pic.twitter.com/R9LMHNUrt2
— Breaking News Feed (@PzFeed) February 4, 2015
TVBS: Taxi cab was clipped by #GE235 as it descended into river in Taipei. #Taiwan #TransAsia pic.twitter.com/YuvtTl9xUP
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) February 4, 2015
Rescue efforts continue of passengers on #TransAsia plane that crashed in Taipei. Live video: https://t.co/V6C4T4ZtZf pic.twitter.com/gLhLwRsZkV
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) February 4, 2015
And here’s a higher-quality version of the dash cam video of the #TransAsia plane crash: https://t.co/Gx17YBGeSj pic.twitter.com/dYmmnD0W3u
— Andrew Peng (@TheAPJournalist) February 4, 2015
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