TransAsia Airways Flight 222

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TransAsia Airways Flight 222
The aircraft involved, B-22810, an ATR 72, on 18 July 2014
The aircraft involved, B-22810, an ATR 72, on 18 July 2014
Accident
Date23 July 2014 (2014-07-23)
SummaryFailed go-around; happened during heavy storm
SiteNear Xixi village, Huxi, Penghu, Taiwan (Republic of China)
23°35′N 119°38′E / 23.58°N 119.64°E / 23.58; 119.64Coordinates: 23°35′N 119°38′E / 23.58°N 119.64°E / 23.58; 119.64
Aircraft
Aircraft typeATR 72-500
OperatorTransAsia Airways
RegistrationB-22810
Flight originKaohsiung International Airport
DestinationMagong Airport
Passengers54[1]
Crew4
Fatalities48[2]
Injuries14 (5 on ground)[3]
Survivors10[2]

TransAsia Airways Flight 222 (GE222/TNA222)[4] was a scheduled domestic flight from Kaohsiung International Airport to Magong Airport on 23 July 2014. It had 54 passengers and 4 crew members on board. It crashed at Magong, Penghu Island when it was trying to land. 49 people died in the crash.[5] It tried a go-around after it failed to land on its first try. It crashed at Huxi and caused a fire involving two homes. [6] Typhoon Matmo also passed through Taiwan and caused a heavy thunderstorm and rain.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Dozens dead as plane crashes on Taiwanese resort island of Penghu during storm". South China Morning Post. 23 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lee, Hsin-Yin (24 July 2014). "48 confirmed dead, 10 injured in TransAsia plane crash". Central News Agency. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  3. "復興班機澎湖墜機 49罹難14傷" (in Chinese). Apple Daily Taiwan. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  4. "Taiwan TransAsia Airways plane crash 'kills dozens'". BBC News. 24 July 2014. Archived from the original on 24 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  5. "48 confirmed dead, 10 injured in TransAsia plane crash". Central News Agency. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  6. "47 dead, 11 injured in Penghu plane crash: reports". Taiwan News. 23 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.