Reports: TransAsia Airways crashes in Taiwan, 51 dead

(USA TODAY) - A TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed Wednesday into residential buildings in an emergency landing in Taiwan's Pengu Islands, killing scores of people, according to news reports.

The Taiwan news agency CNA initially put the death toll at 51 and later reported as many as 45 dead and 9 injured.

The British newspaper The Telegraphreports that the 72-seater plane was carrying 50 adults and four children.

The news agency says the twin-engine turboprop ATR 72 crashed just outside Magong airport around 7 p.m.local time.


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