The aircraft can be seen descending rapidly before it clips the bridge with its wing and crashing into a river. Twelve people have been killed and many more are trapped. This incredible video shows the moment a plane crashes into a river in Taiwan.
In the clip, the aircraft can be seen descending rapidly before it clips the bridge with its wing and disappears from view.At least nine passengers were killed in the crash and rescuers are battling to save those still trapped inside the plane.The TransAsia ATR 72-600 plane - which had 53 passengers on board - was on a domestic flight when it hit a road bridge in the capital Taipei.The moment of impact was captured on a driver's dashcam, and shows the aircraft's wing clipping a car in front before it disappears out of view.At least 10 people have been taken to safety, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency.
The flight, from Taipei to the island of Kinmen, lost contact with air traffic control at 10.55am local time.Initial cable TV news reports said 53 passengers were on board the ill-fated flight.This was later revised up to 58.The Taipei fire department has sent vehicles and speedboats to the scene to help with rescue efforts.TV news reports said around a dozen people on the plane were rescued and sent to a nearby hospital and another 10 or so were still believed to be trapped in the aircraft.It was not known whether those still inside were alive or dead.Rescue efforts are ongoing and so far 12 people have been confirmed dead of the 58 on board.The crash follows last July's TransAsia aeroplane crash on Taiwan's outlying island of Penghu, when dozens lost their lives during a crash landing following bad weather.
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