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.
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