A Taiwanese flight with 58 people on board turned on its side in midair, clipped an elevated roadway and careened into a shallow part of a river Wednesday shortly after takeoff from the island’s capital of Taipei.
The latest information indicates that the death toll has climbed to 25, the island’s Civil Aeronautics Administration said Wednesday. According to the agency, 15 others have been hospitalized and 18 remain missing after the crash of TransAsia Flight GE235.
The death toll from the TransAsia Airways Flight GE 235 was expected to rise as rescue crews cleared the mostly sunken fuselage in the Keelung River a couple of dozen yards from the shore. Teams of rescuers in rubber rafts clustered around the wreckage.