At least 19 people are dead after a TransAsia Airways plane crashed into a river near Taipei on Wednesday, according to officials. The plane was carrying 58 passengers and crew and cartwheeled into the water shortly after taking off. Somehow, despite the plane lurching between buildings, hitting an overpass with its wing, and crashing, 15 people survived.
According to authorities, there are also 15 people injured and 24 missing. The cause of the crash was not immediately clear but Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA) quoted a government spokesman saying the plane crashed after hitting an elevated bridge. The plane had just taken off from Taipei Songshan Aiport and was en route to the Kinmen Islands off the coast of southeast China. The latest incident is the second crash for the Taiwanese carrier in less than a year. Last July, a TransAsia plane crashed during bad weather in Taiwan’s Penghu Archipelago, leaving 48 people dead.