The TransAsia Airways ATR 72-500 turboprop that crashed in Taiwan Wednesday had aborted its first landing and was attempting a go-around when it went down in a village near Magong Airport, according to Taiwan Civil Aeronautics Administration DG Jean Shen. Taiwanese officials are putting the death toll from the crash at 47, a downward revision from earlier estimates of 51 killed initially made by firefighters at the scene. The 14-year-old ATR 72-500, operating as flight GE222, was carrying 54 ...

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