A TransAsia ATR-72 turboprop flying from Taipei Songshan Airport in Taiwan to Kinmen, Taiwan, crashed shortly after takeoff today.
Footage of the crash was captured on video, amazingly enough:
Of the 58 passengers, only 12 are confirmed dead. While any loss of life is incredibly tragic, it looks like it could have ended a lot worse. My thoughts are with those onboard and their families and friends. It’s always horrible when stuff like this happens.
The footage is fascinating, at least. And terrifying. Though not as terrifying as this 747 footage from about a year ago in Afghanistan:
Curious to see what the cause of this accident was. Since there’s some video footage and survivors, hopefully this is a swifter investigation than we’ve seen with the past few air disasters.