A TransAsia Airways ATR-72 has crashed during landing in Taiwan’s outlying Penghu Islands. The aircraft was reported to be making a second approach to Magong Airport when it crashed amid heavy rains from Tropical Storm Matmo at about 7:20 p.m. local time yesterday. The aircraft carried 54 passengers, two pilots and two cabin crew on the flight from southern Taiwan’s Kaohsiung International Airport. Lee Wan-Lee, deputy director general of Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration, said: “Weather conditions at the airport at that time were within standards.”

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