TransAsia Plane’s Engine Problems Detected After 37 Seconds

A TransAsia plane crashed into a river in Taiwan, killing at least 31 people on Wednesday.
The plane, carrying 58 passengers, set off from Taipei Airport and shortly afterwards plunged into the Keelung river.
Thomas Wang from Taiwan’s Aviation Safety Council said the problem with plane’s left engine was detected after 37 seconds of the flight.

There have been 15 survivors pulled from the wreckage so far, however 12 are still reported missing.
The accident was recorded by two dashboard cameras, who happened to be driving on the highway at the time of the incident.
Emergency teams cut into the plane whilst it was still in the water in an attempt to rescue people, however television footage has emerged of survivors making their way out of wreckage, and even a toddler being pulled out alive.
A 72 year old survivor has spoken out, saying that the engines sounded wrong as the plane took off: “There was some sound next to me. It did not feel right shortly after take-off. The engine did not feel right.”



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