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Taiwan plane crash: In pictures


A passenger plane carrying 58 people has crashed in Penghu in the Taiwan Strait, killing 48 of those on board. The TransAsia Airways plane crashed into buildings near Magong airport on Wednesday evening, as a storm hit Taiwan.

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image captionA TransAsia Airways plane crashed in Penghu, Taiwan, late on Wednesday as a storm battered the area.
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image captionThe plane, carrying 58 people, came down in a village near the airport after an apparently failed second attempt to land.
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image captionForty-eight of those on board are now known to have died, including the crew. Reports say one person may be missing on the ground.
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image captionAviation officials were due at the site on Thursday to begin an investigation into the crash.
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image captionTen people on board the plane survived and were taken to hospital. The crash is Taiwan's worst air disaster in 12 years.

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