Gruesome video of TransAsia Flight 235 going down. Not for the faint of heart or for those who don’t like to fly, but do. When you see something like this, it just reinforces the idea that flying in Asia or Malaysia is just not as safe as it should be.
— Tom Grundy (@tomgrundy) February 4, 2015
The ATR-72 turboprop aircraft with 58 onboard was flying from Taipei to the offshore island of Kinmen when it crashed into the Keelung River after apparently ramming into a highway viaduct, Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA) said. Taiwan’s United Daily News said about 10 people have been sent to hospital, and more than 40 are still awaiting rescue.
The New Taipei City Fire Department has despatched five rescue teams, equipped with speed boats, to the accident site near the Nanyang Bridge in Xizhi district, CNA said.
It’s also the second TransAsia crash this year—48 people died in July when Flight 222 crashed in a storm just outside of Penghu.
Update—2/4 12:15 am:
Several news outlets are reporting fatalities—anywhere from two to eight or nine passengers were reportedly killed in the crash, while dozens of survivors were hospitalized, say Reuters, theBBC and the Straits Times.