Passenger plane crash in Taiwan leaves 40 dead

Transasia Airways aircraft crashed while making an emergeny landing

A Transasia Airways  plane crashed today while making an emergency landing. Photograph: Reuters

A Transasia Airways plane crashed today while making an emergency landing. Photograph: Reuters

Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 14:47

A Transasia Airways plane crashed when making an emergency landing in Taiwan today, killing 40 people, China’s Xinhua news agency said.

Taiwan media said a domestic flight had crashed, killing or injuring more than 40 people. No more details were immediately available.

Xinhua said the accident happened in Penghu county.

More to follow.

Reuters