Trans Asia Airways Plan Crashed

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A Trans Asia Airways (6702.TW) plane with 58 passengers and crew on board careered into a river shortly after taking off from a downtown Taipei airport on Wednesday, killing 23 people and leaving 20 missing. Taiwan has had a poor aviation safety record in recent years, including the disintegration of a China Airlines (2610.TW) 747 on a flight from Taipei to Hong Kong in 2002, killing 225. The 72-seat aircraft are mainly used to connect the capital, Taipei, with smaller cities and islands

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