TransAsia Flight 235 crashed in the Keelung River with 58 people on board after taking off from Taipei’s Songshan Airport at 10:54 a.m. on Wednesday. The flight, which was en route to the island region of Kinmen, lost contact with flight controllers at 10:55 a.m., according to Channel News Asia. The flight was expected to land just before midday.
The dramatic moment the craft descended from the sky and smashed into a bridge was captured on a dashcam video.
The plane's wing also hit a taxi, the driver of which was injured, on the freeway just before it crashed into the river, Taiwanese broadcaster TVBS reported.