Dramatic footage of the moment a passenger jet hits a bridge before crashing into a river in Taiwan

At least 25 people have been killed and 18 are missing after a passenger jet crashed into a river in Taiwan minutes after takeoff.

There were 58 people on board the TransAsia ATR 72-600 plane when it hit a road bridge in the capital Taipei. Fifteen survived.

Video taken by a passing driver's dashcam shows the aircraft's wing clipping a taxi after managing to avoid nearby buildings.

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+10 1. schlafanzyk commented 7 years ago

Holy shit! It even clipped another vehicle.. what are the chances of that? And what's up with Asian airlines being involved in every plane incident lately?
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+2 2. Judge-Jake commented 7 years ago

Not sure why the pilot suddenly tried to turn the plane at such a moment. It's almost what you would do in a car if you had turned around to shout at the kids, then suddenly found you were on the wrong side of the carriageway.
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+11 3. sux2bu commented 7 years ago

You might notice that the title is not quite correct....that is a propeller plane , not a jet aircraft.
The plane looked to be just falling out of the sky because of lack of air speed and the pilot might have tried to turn the plane to try and crash into the river to reduce the risk of fire.
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+11 4. spaceludes commented 7 years ago

Pilots are being hailed as heroes. The trajectory of the plane was due to an emergency reaction to avoid setting the aircraft down in a densely populated area. They crashed in a small river which save countless lives on the ground, and possibly some of the passengers due to the lack of fire in the crash. So far, I have read there are 15 survivors, which is the real story here.
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+6 5. ermini commented 7 years ago

#(removed comment) you should be banned from snotr! would like to see, how you react, if a plane gets in front of you out of nowhere. how often do you look into the sky, while driving on a highway?
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+5 6. sux2bu commented 7 years ago

#5 You can bet that the troll we know as 1010010010101 has been banned a few times before but somehow keeps showing-up with a new nic but the same antagonistic attitude looking to provoke a response from others. Best to just ignore the brat.
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+1 7. schlafanzyk commented 7 years ago

#2 I believe the left engine failed completely, which is very bad news on a propeller plane that just left the ground. Saw it zoomed in somewhere, it was barely rotating at all compared to the right engine. Shortly after take-off the pilot called "Mayday, mayday - we have an engine flame out!" to the radio control tower.
The last second turn/pull/swerve is intended to create drag in order to break the fall as well as to avoid taking out the bridge with the whole body of the plane, thus increasing chances of survival significantly. This is every pilots worst nightmare and he did an excellent job to the very last second, limiting the damage caused by the crash and probably saving quite a few lives.

#(removed comment) What the fuck? Are you high or something? Have you ever seen a plane that close right after the start? You always feel like it is about to shave the top of your head, even when it's still a hundred meters away, simply because you have no point of reference. How is the cab driver supposed to expect that plane to crash right into him? He doesn't have air control radio. Even without that last second move, it is near impossible to see that coming. Ever notice how hard it is sometimes to see one of those high traffic lights when you are standing at the front of an intersection? Or see a deer about to cross the road out of nowhere? Now try spotting a plane falling down from the sky next to you. I would have loved to see you steering that cab.
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+3 8. erzug commented 7 years ago

Those dash cams do come in handy.
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+5 9. Zebulun commented 7 years ago

#(removed comment) is an idiot... It's a dude with a neck beard in mama's basement that took a pic of some girl off the internet and trolls Snotr all day long.
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-2 10. Hyjaks commented 7 years ago

#(removed comment) hated so much that people completely overlook obvious sarcasm :S I was picking up what you were throwing down.
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+6 11. martynbiker commented 7 years ago

#(removed comment) come on, do us all a favour and go back to your basement and W.O.W or Minecraft or Angry Birds, and let us enjoy snotr.com the way it used to be.....FUN....and MINUS YOU!
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-7 12. 1010010010101 commented 7 years ago

#10. Thanks Hyjaks. It seems that too many people on snotr have forgotten to install a sense of humour. Either that, or they're just a bit dim. ;)
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+4 13. ermini commented 7 years ago

#(removed comment) #12 look at your average comment rating! It seems to me that you should install some brain before telling the majority on snotr to get a sense of humour ...
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-6 14. 1010010010101 commented 7 years ago

#13. I don't look at my average comment rating.
I wonder why you do... ? Creepy :|

#6. For someone determined to ignore me, you're doing a pretty poor job. BTW, love your new avatar. http://tinyurl.com/qbrvscf lol :)
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0 15. sux2bu commented 7 years ago

#14 Unlike you I am not interested in the size of the guy's pecker in the picture, but I would love to fire that old Finnish anti -tank gun.
ps that same "research group" you referenced found the same results about guys who own Ferraris and Porsche.
I am 6'1" and weigh 175 lbs. :D
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-6 16. 1010010010101 commented 7 years ago

#15. "I am 6'1" and weigh 175 lbs."
Gee. How good is that eh?
Certainly sounds more impressive than a one inch erect penis. LOL :D

btw. Unfortunate photoshop face change there. lol