Here’s Horrifying Dashcam Footage Showing A TransAsia Airways Flight Crashing In Taiwan

Footage from the TransAsia Airways crash that has now taken the life of eight passengers has surfaced, showing the plane sharply banking over a highway, clipping a taxi, and landing in the nearby river. From BBC News:

Fifty-eight people were onboard the domestic flight, and a number of people were reportedly injured.

Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA) broadcast footage of the plane almost submerged in the Keelung river.

Rescue teams are alongside the plane trying to rescue about 30 people still trapped inside.

The ATR-72 had just taken off from Taipei Songshan Airport and was headed to the outlying Kinmen islands, just off the coast of south-east China, CNA said.

Another camera caught the crash from a farther away, but clearly showed the same harrowing result. Reports aren’t sure what happened to cause the plane to crash, but controllers had lost contact with the aircraft shortly after takeoff.

(Via The Guardian / BBC News / Eduardo Woo)