51 dead in Taiwan Plane crash

Penghu (Taiwan), July 23: A TransAsia plane crashed while landing here on Wednesday, killing 51 people on board.

Television reports say that the plane was travelling from Kaohsiung to Penghu when the incident occurred.

This incident comes close on the heels of a Malaysian Airlines plane being shot down in Ukraine, killing 298 people on board on July 17 .

TransAsia Airways is a Taiwan-based airline with a fleet of 23 mostly Airbus aircraft, flying chiefly on domestic routes, but with some flights to Japan, Thailand and Cambodia among its Asian destinations. (ANI)