A 70-seater TransAsia Airways Turboprop Passenger Plane Crash After Failing To Land During Typhoon In Taiwan
The 70-seater TransAsia Airways Turboprop had Minutes earlier been forced to abort a first attempt to touchdown on Penghu Island, west of the mainland.
But the second run ended in Disaster as Typhoon Matmo slammed into Taiwan bringing heavy rain and strong winds, shutting financial markets and schools.
A Total of 54 passengers and four Crew were on board as emergency services battled against the flames to take 11 injured from the ATR 72 to Hospital no one on the ground was killed or injured.
The Aircraft had taken off from Taiwan’s Southern City of Kaohsiung, headed for the island of Makong, but Crash-Landed in Huxi township of Penghu County, main island of the Pescadores chain.
A Penghu County Government Fire Bureau spokesman said It was Thunderstorm Conditions during the Crash.
From the Crash Site we sent 11 people to Hospital with Injuries. A few empty apartment buildings adjacent to the runway aught fire, but no one was inside at the time and the fire was extinguished.”
About 100 Fire fighters were sent to the scene, besides 152 military personnel and 255 police
As Typhoon Matmo swept by and headed into China, it was downgraded from Typhoon to Tropical Storm.
TransAsia Airways is a Taiwan-based Airline with a fleet of around 23 Airbus and ATR aircraft, Operating Chiefly short-haul Flights on domestic routes as well as to mainland China, Japan, Thailand and Cambodia, among its Asian destinations.
TransAsia Airways ,
Aircraft had taken off from Taiwan’s Kaohsiung City,
Thunderstorm Conditions during the Crash,
From the Crash Site 11 people sent to Hospital,
Mohini Porwal [ B Sc]
Trainee News Editor