Date
20 August 2017
Searchers work around the crash site of flight GE222 which went down in bad weather Wednesday, killing at least 48.  Photo: AFP
Searchers work around the crash site of flight GE222 which went down in bad weather Wednesday, killing at least 48. Photo: AFP

Taiwan continues search in plane crash site

Searchers are continuing to scour an area in western Taiwan where a twin-engine turboprop crashed in stormy weather Wednesday, Metro Daily reported.

The disaster killed at least 48 people, including a 38-year-old father of three from Hong Kong with Taiwan citizenship, the report said.

Hong Kong immigration authorities said they have yet to receive any request for assistance from the man’s family.  

Ten people survived with serious injuries.

Dozens of bodies were carried from the crash site Thursday as the victims’ families began arriving to meet the survivors or start the grim task of identifying the dead.

Flight GE222 was trying to land a second time at Magong Airport in Taiwan’s Penghu island when it crashed in low visibility, aviation officials said.

The data flight recorder or black box has been recovered. It will take a week before investigators can extract information from it, the report said.

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