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Small TransAsia airplane crashes in Taipei

(Photo courtesy of the New Taipei City Fire Department)
(Photo courtesy of the New Taipei City Fire Department)

Update:Latest on CAA website (in Chinese)(Note: The Civil Aeronautics Administration updated the number of deaths to 43 at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, after the last body was found)

Feb. 13Pilots union slams post-crash examinations as missing the point

Feb. 12TransAsia to cancel more flights Friday due to pilot shortageLast TransAsia crash victim found: CAA

[Searches move to around the Nanhu Bridge on Thursday]

Feb. 11One in five TransAsia pilots tested after crash fail exam: CAATwo more bodies found in TransAsia crash: CAATransAsia offers NT$14.9 million per family of deceased passengers

[A search worker throws ghost money into the Keelung River Wednesday before an excavator was deployed to look for people remaining missing in the Feb. 4 crash. CNA photo Feb. 10, 2015]

Feb. 10Taiwan expecting U.S. personnel to join air crash probe: ASC officialPresident mourns air crash victims at public funeral serviceFlags flown at half-mast to mourn air crash victims

[The search team memebrs use iron bars to help search the three people remaining missing Tuesday. CNA photo Feb. 10, 2015]

[The Presidential Office. CNA photo Feb. 10, 2015]

Feb. 9Taiwan pilots union bashes regulator's response to fatal air crashChinese investigators arrive in Taiwan for air crash probeCrash may affect TransAsia's planned flight extension to GuamFlags to fly at half-mast to mourn air crash victims

[A religious service is held to console the souls of the dead in Taipei Monday evening. CNA photo Feb. 9, 2015]

Feb. 8TransAsia to cancel 32 domestic flights on Feb. 10No discussions yet on compensation: TransAsiaThree missing in TransAsia crash as search continues

Feb. 7[Sunday]

TransAsia to hold memorial services for victims of air crashCrash affects recruiting at TransAsia's budget airlineMore bodies found near crash site as search continuesTransAsia's ATR pilots face tests after crash

Saturday's newspaper front pages:

[Searches are focused around the area in the Keelung River, where the aircraft was stuck in the mud after the crash, on Saturday.]

Feb. 6Engine of ill-fated TransAsia flight cut off after the other failsTransAsia's ATR72s have engine problem 5 times in 5 yearsTimeline of voice recorder of TransAsia Airways flight GE235Both engines of ill-fated plane failed before crash: official

Video report:

TransAsia crash expected to have limited affect on Taiwan tourismSearch teams at plane crash site facing tough challengesFour more bodies found in TransAsia crash, death toll to 35

Friday's newspaper front pages:

A Taipei Fire Department offical explains how the search for missing passengers has been expanded to cover more areas (in Chinese).

Feb. 5Taiwan official says Beijing role in crash probe is legalServicemen, M3 rigs continue to seek survivors of Taipei plane crashCondolences flow into Taiwan in wake of fatal plane crashTaipei officials at crash scene panned over messaging activitiesTaxi driver in plane crash video literally did not know what hit him

Video report:

TransAsia crash takes heavy toll on Chinese tourist groupsU.S., Canada express condolences over deadly plane crash in TaipeiTransAsia Airways shares extend losses, but downturn cappedChinese authorities to take part in TranAsia crash investigationFamily of three survived TransAsia plane crash in lucky escapeTransAsia air crash leaves 31 dead, 15 injured, 12 unaccounted for

Searches continue Thursday morning:

Thursday's newspaper front pages:

Feb. 4Crash is 4th deadly air incident for TransAsia in 20 yearsPilot of ill-fated plane calls out 'mayday' before crashTaiwan shares push higher, but TransAsia stock hurt by crashChinese tourists move itinerary ahead only to run into crash

CAA demands all ATR planes grounded for checksAircraft manufacturer 'aware of' TransAsia crashDPP, KMT offer condolences over Taipei air crash

Taipei, Feb. 4 (CNA) An ATR-72 airplane belonging to TransAsia Airways crashed into the Keelung River in Taipei after hitting an elevated bridge, Taipei City government spokesman Sidney Lin confirmed Wednesday morning.

The plane had just taken off from Taipei Songshan Airport and was headed to Kinmen Airport in the outlying county just off the coast of southeastern China.

[Taipei City traffic cam shows the crashed jet in the Keelung River]

Initial cable TV news reports said 53 passengers were on board of the ill-fated flight.

The Taipei fire department has sent vehicles and speedboats to the scene to help with rescue efforts.

TV news reports said around a dozen people on the plane were rescued and sent to a nearby hospital and another 10 or so were still trapped in the aircraft.

(By Flor Wang)enditem/ls

The aircraft is lifted out of the river

Black boxes recovered

Rescue efforts:

Video on the expressway:

Location of the traffic cam:

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