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A typhoon is suspected of causing a Taiwan TranAsia Airways flight to crash on a small Taiwanese island killing 48 people, The Associated Press reports.
The ATR-72 aircraft was carrying 58 passengers and crew when it crashed into houses on the Penghu island between Taiwan and China last night.
Two of the passengers killed were French citizens and the rest Taiwanese, airline representative Phoebe Lu said.
Ten of the injured survivors of the flight have reportedly gone home. Five local residents were hurt on the ground but have since been released from hospital.
A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan.
47 people were killed and the burning debris set buildings on fire, officials have said.
"It's chaotic [at] the scene," Jean Shen, director of the Civil Aeronautics Administration, told Reuters.
Eleven injured people on the plane were taken to hospital, the government said.
A TransAsia Airways flight crashed on an island off the coast of typhoon-hit Taiwan, leaving at least 47 people dead, the Civil Aeronautics Administration said.
The plane, which had 54 passengers and four crew on board, was a 70-seat turboprop ATR 72 and crashed near the runway, the body said.
Director Jean Shen told Reuters: "It's chaotic on the scene".
The government said 11 injured people had been taken to hospital.
Fifty-one passengers have been killed and the remaining seven injured after a TransAsia Airways plane crashed during a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, China's Xinhua news agency reports.
More than 40 people have been killed in an emergency landing of a TransAsia Airways passenger plane in Taiwan's Penghu County, China's Xinhua news agency reports.