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Plane crash kills dozens in Magong, Taiwan

At least 50 people have been killed

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Taiwanese media reports say a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing in the city of Magong. Dozens of people were reported to have died and several to have been injured.

At least 50 people have been killed, after a TransAsia plane made an emergency landing in Taiwan’s Penghu county, the Xinhua News ‏agency reports. A Taiwanese news agency reports that more than 51 people have been killed in the crash.

According to the commercial aircraft news portal Air Life Net as cited by AP, the aircraft was an ATR-72 belonging to TransAsia airways. Seven people were reportedly injured in the crash, which happened during an emergency landing.

Taiwan's Central News Agency reported that the plane, a turboprop ATR Model 72, appeared to have crashed after attempting to make an emergency landing in stormy weather in the city of Magong.

The news agency cited the Penghu fire department as reporting that seven people survived the crash in an injured state.

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