” A passenger plane with 58 people on board plunged into a river after clipping a road bridge outside Taiwan’s capital, with 27 people rescued so far, leaving others unaccounted for.
The number of fatalities are unclear, but the Taiwanese Civil Aviation Authority said in a press conference that there were nine confirmed deaths, 18 people were injured, and 31 people who were unaccounted for.
Local media has since reported that up to 19 are dead, but according to China’s state broadcaster CCTV, the death toll has risen to 21.
— CCTVNEWS (@cctvnews) February 4, 2015
The flight recorders have been recovered from the wreckage of the plane, which will help determine what caused the plane to crash, Channel News Asia reports.
There were five crew members and two passengers were children.