TransAsia crash: Survivors' stories
Fifty-eight people were on board the TransAsia Airways plane that crashed into a river in the Taiwanese capital, Taipei, on Wednesday.
At least 31 people died in the crash, with the death toll expected to rise. But there were 15 survivors pulled from the half-submerged wreckage.
The BBC takes a look at the stories of some of those survivors.
Two-year-old boy, his mother and father
Taiwanese couple Lin Mingwei and Jiang Yuying were travelling on the plane with their two-year-old son, Lin Riyao.
Local media said Lin Mingwei had changed seats from the left-hand side to the right before take-off because he was unsettled by a noise coming from the wing, something that might have saved their lives.
He was seated near where the fuselage broke apart so when the plane was submerged he was able to get out and help his wife to scramble out of the opening.
They then found their son floating in the water, Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) reported. Lin Mingwei gave him CPR before rescuers arrived.
Some local media speculated that the pilot likely manoeuvred the plane away from the many buildings towards the river in an attempt to limit casualties and damage.
"The pilot's immediate action saved many people," Mr Lin's brother, Chris Lin, told Reuters. "We all feel very lucky."
The picture of 72-year-old Huang Jin-sun being helped away from the wreckage of the plane is one of the most compelling images of the crash.
It shows a frightened-looking Mr Huang clinging on to a rescuer as they wade through the water to safety.
Mr Huang told reporters that he tried to help others struggling in the river outside the wreckage.
"I saw others were drowning,'' he told the ETTV broadcaster from his bed at Tri Service General Hospital in Taipei.
"If I did not move quick enough to help them, soon they would be dead.''
Mr Huang said he suspected something was wrong with the plane from the start.
"I felt something was not right after the plane took off," he said. "I said to the woman next to me to buckle seatbelts, hold on to the seat and cover our heads. I (had) just finished saying it and then (the) plane went down."
TransAsia flight attendant
Flight attendant Huangjing Ya was the only member of the five-strong crew who survived. She is currently in intensive care, CNA reported (in Chinese).
Ms Huang, 26, was quoted as saying "I thought I was going to die" after escaping the half-submerged plane.
She is also being treated for psychological trauma, doctors said.
Ms Huang has cheated death a second time, according to Taiwan's United Daily newspaper.
A shift change with a colleague reportedly saved her from being aboard the TransAsia Airways flight that crashed on Penghu Island in bad weather last July, killing all but 10 of the 58 people on board.
The wife of survivor Mingzhong Chen said: "My family is a lucky bunch; we get to see our loved ones."
She said her husband had told her how cold the water was.
Mrs Chen said she hoped the media would "respect the families" and give them the "privacy and rest they need to recover".
Taxi driver - the sixteenth survivor
Although not a passenger on the plane, a taxi driver is among the survivors of this tragedy.
Dramatic footage shot from vehicles on a bridge in Taipei showed the plane bank left as it passed very low overhead and seemingly hit very close to a taxi before clipping the bridge and falling into the river.
The driver of that taxi and one passenger were hurt but survived.
Referred to as Mr Zhou by local media, he scrambled from the wreckage of his car with serious injuries and told doctors: "I fainted the moment it hit us."
He reportedly has a heart condition and suffered severe head injuries but said: "I am lucky to be alive."
An official for the Crown Taxi company, who called himself Mr Yang, told the Guardian that the company would ask TransAsia Airways for compensation at a later date.