Here’s a collection of reports, video, and other information about the crash of TransAsia Flight 235, an ATR-72 operated by a Taiwan-based low-cost carrier: TransAsia Flight 235 was scheduled to fly approximately one hour to Kinmen Islands, just east of Xiamen in mainland China: The Taipei Songshan Airport is northeast of the downtown core, and has an east-west runway. The accident aircraft departed toward the east, off of Runway 10. Just east of the airport is the Keelung River, flowing north and west (to join the Tamsui River before flowing into the Taiwan Strait). Here is an airport vicinity map. [LINK to source]
BBC News report:
Short news video with emergency response footage:
- Taiwan plane crash the latest tragedy in 12 months of Asian air travel — (2/4/2015)CBS News story, looking at the larger issue of safety concerns with new and fast-growing Asian low-cost carriers. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, TransAsia Airways Flight 222, Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501.
- The dark side of Asia’s air travel boom — (1/8/2015) CBS News Moneywatch story, with data/chart on rapid airline growth.