Two die in light aircraft crash in Pingtung

01/07/2021 11:32 PM
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Photo courtesy of the Central Emergency Operation Center
Photo courtesy of the Central Emergency Operation Center

Taipei, Jan. 7 (CNA) A light aircraft crashed in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan Thursday, with two reported fatalities, according to the county's Bureau of Fire and Emergency Services.

The wreckage and bodies were found in a mountainous area in the county's Sandimen Township at around 10:20 p.m., the bureau said.

The aircraft, which took off at around 2 p.m. from Pingtung's Gaoshu Township with a trainer and one passenger onboard, was supposed to return at 3:30 p.m. after reaching Shanchuan Glass Suspension Bridge in Sandimen, the bureau said.

A search effort was launched when the plane did not return at the scheduled time and could not be contacted, it added.

(By Kuo Chih-hsuan and Y.F. Low)

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