A TransAsia Airways aircraft has crashed and burst into flames whilst making an emergency landing in Taiwan.

Local media are reporting 47 deaths with 11 others seriously injured by the crash and fire.

Flight GE222 (callsign TNA222) took off from Kaohsiung Siaogang Airport (KHH), Taiwan sat 17:43 (scheduled departure 17:00) local time and was originally scheduled to land at Magong Airport, Penghu (MZG), Taiwan at 17:35 local time.

The weather in the area was reported to be very poor at the time with heavy rain caused by Typhoon Matmo.

Flight GE222 was reported to be carrying 54 passengers and four crew according to the Taiwanese news agency CNA and crashed close to the airport runway. Rescue work is currently ongoing.

The aircraft involved is reported to be an ATR 72-500, registration number B-22810.

Data Sources:

Flight GE222 (callsign TNA222): http://planefinder.net/data/flight/GE222

Note – we did not track the incident as the aircraft used for flights in July was not ADS-B equipped.

Aircraft: http://planefinder.net/data/aircraft/B-22810

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