TransAsia Crash: Pilot Audio Released

Photo Credit: o0o0xmods0o0o from morguefile.com

Photo Credit: o0o0xmods0o0o from morguefile.com

Footage surfaced of a TransAsia Airways plane scraping past a major highway moments before it crashed into a shallow river, killing at least 31 people. The video has gone viral. The left wing of the plane hit an oncoming vehicle.

The plane was carrying 58 people and a search is ongoing for 12 of the passengers.

Four children were among the passengers, authorities said at a news conference.  Reportedly, the plane had completed a safety check on January 26th. The pilot had more than 4,400 hours of flying experience, while the co-pilot had more than 6,000 hours.

A pilot of the TransAsia Airways Flight 235 said “mayday, mayday, engine flameout” moments before the plane crashed into a river. Twelve people are still missing, include the two pilots.

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