31 bodies identified in TransAsia crash: CAA

07/24/2014 06:15 PM
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Taipei, July 24 (CNA) The identities of 31 victims from a TransAsia Airways plane crash Wednesday in the island county of Penghu have been determined, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said Thursday.

Of the 48 people killed in the crash, 31 have been identified, said CAA deputy head Lee Wan-li.

He said one of the 10 survivors who were taken to hospital died on arrival, while the other nine were treated for various injuries.

Lee said seven of the injured people have been transported back to Taiwan's main island -- five to Kaohsiung and two to Taipei.

Meanwhile, the aircraft's black boxes are being carried to Taiwan by aviation safety officials, he said.

A total of 58 people were aboard flight GE222, which crashed on approach to Penghu's airport in heavy weather in the wake of Typhoon Matmo.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin; click here for the updated story)ENDITEM/pc

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