July 23, 2014 - Taiwan's TransAsia Airways,
Flight GE222 with 58 people onboard, crashed
today at Magong, Taiwan. Taiwan Transport
Minister Yeh Kuang-shih said 47 people were
Flight GE222 which had departed Kaohsiung
crashed just a mile from Magong Airport in the
Penghu Islands. The ATR 72-500, twin turboprop
engine aircraft attempted to make an emergency
landing under stormy weather conditions crashed
outside the airport in Xixi village while
attempting a second landing.
The pilot of Flight GE222 has been identified
60-year-old Lee Yi-liang with over 22,000 flight
hours and his co-pilot as Chiang Kuan-hsing, 39
with over 2,300 flight hours.