It’s never easy watching a plane go down. This is raw footage from a TransAsia Airways flight that crashed yesterday shortly after takeoff in Taipei, Taiwan. Here’s the latest from the BBC:

The plane, carrying 58 people, has broken up and the fuselage is lying half-submerged in the Keelung River. Rescue efforts are ongoing. At least 15 people have been pulled out alive, with 20 still missing…
Emergency teams have cut the plane open to gain access, attempting to reach the remaining passengers trapped in the front section of the fuselage.
“At the moment, things don’t look too optimistic,” Wu Jun-hong, a Taipei fire department official coordinating the rescue effort, told reporters.

The dead and missing passengers and their loved ones are in our thoughts today.

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