Plane crashed in Taipei – level 3

09-02-2015 07:00

This amateur video shot from the dashboard of a car recorded the moment the TransAsia plane clipped an overpass with its wing and crashed into a river in Taipei.

At least 19 people have been killed after the passenger jet crashed minutes after take-off.

The TransAsia ATR 72-600 plane with 58 people on board was on a domestic flight when it hit a road bridge in the capital of Taiwan.

The moment of impact was captured on this passing driver’s dashcam and shows the aircraft’s wing clipping a taxi before it disappears out view.

The plane also appears to miss apartment buildings by metres.

The footage shows a van skidding to a halt on the damaged overpass after barely missing the plane’s wing with small pieces of the aircraft scattered along the road.

Taiwan Civil Aeronautics administration said 19 people were confirmed dead, fifteen were injured and 24 still missing.

Difficult words: dashboard (the area in front of the driver in a car), clip (to hit), overpass (a road above the ground), domestic (inside of a country), impact (the moment when two things hit), dashcam (dashboard camera), footage (video), skid (to slide), halt (to stop), scatter (to spread).



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