Caught On Video – TransAsia Airways Flight GE 235 Crashes Into A River

TransAsia Airways Flight GE 235 Crashed In Keelung River

Rescuers work to find survivors from the downed plane.
Rescuers work to find survivors from the downed plane.

A TransAsia Airways flight GE 235 that took off at 10:53am (Taiwan time), crashed in a Keelung River in Taipei a few minutes later, killing at least 15 people on board.

According to the Taiwanese authorities, there were 53 passengers and five crews on board the plane.

About 30 people are still missing.

The plane’s wing hit a taxi cab before it crashes, slightly injuring the driver and the passenger of the taxi.

Here are some photos of the crash:

Fascinating Photos Of Abandoned Rail Tracks Around The World

Floating forest, Sydney, Australia [paradisepin.com] Abandoned Jetty. [FormattHitech] Abandoned wooden house, Russia.  [Twitter] Abandoned mining track, Taiwan. [imgur] Blue spiral staircase in a European castle. [Matthias Haker] Boathouse, Obersee Lake, Germany. [Passions for Life] Moonhole of Bequia – Exotic Abandoned Home Cut Out Of Island Rock. [Twitter] Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture, France [Distractify]
Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture, France
Abandoned railway track in Texas
Abandoned railway track in Texas

Abandoned mining track, Taiwan. [imgur]
Abandoned mining track, Taiwan.
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Floating forest, Sydney, Australia [paradisepin.com] Abandoned Jetty. [FormattHitech] Abandoned wooden house, Russia.  [Twitter] Abandoned mining track, Taiwan. [imgur] Blue spiral staircase in a European castle. [Matthias Haker] Boathouse, Obersee Lake, Germany. [Passions for Life] Moonhole of Bequia – Exotic Abandoned Home Cut Out Of Island Rock. [Twitter] Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture, France [Distractify] Church in St. Etienne, France. [kulfoto.com] Church in the snow, Canada. [videisimo] Church steeple peeking out of a frozen lake, Reschen, Italy. [Twitter] Victorian-style greenhouse, England.  [Twitter] Little Belt Railway, France [Distractify]
Little Belt Railway, France

Helensburgh, NSW, Australia
Helensburgh, NSW, Australia (Photo credit photobotos.com)

Deadly Gas Explosions In Taiwan Killed 25 (Photos)

Tossed vehicles line an destroyed street as flames continue to burn from multiple explosions from an underground gas leak in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, early Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A massive gas leakage early Friday caused five explosions that killed several people and injured over 200 in the southern Taiwan port city of Kaohsiung. (AP Photo)
Tossed vehicles line an destroyed street as flames continue to burn from multiple explosions from an underground gas leak in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, early Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A massive gas leakage early Friday caused five explosions that killed several people and injured over 200 in the southern Taiwan port city of Kaohsiung. (AP Photo)

Multiple gas explosions in the city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan at about midnight Thursday and early Friday , killed at least 25 people and injuring 267 others.

Four firefighters were among the dead and the death toll was likely to rise.

The explosions sparked a massive inferno with flames shooting up to 15 storeys into the air that tore through the city’s Cianjhen district.

The blast shook buildings like there was an earthquake, toppling small shops and throwing cars flying into the air.

One street had been split along its length, swallowing six fire engines and other vehicles.

Officials said that the fires were believed caused by a leak of underground propene pipelines.

Propene is a petrochemical material not intended for public use, but the cause and source of the leak were not immediately clear.

The National Fire Agency says on its website that one of the fires, along a 10-meter (33-foot) stretch of gas line, was still burning into midday Friday.

More than 1,100 had evacuated overnight.

Here are some photos of the aftermath….

Lao Airlines Flight QV301 Crashed, 49 Killed

Lao Airlines Airplane (Photo: Sydney Morning Herald)

Lao Airlines plane crashed into the Mekong River in the southern city of Pakse, near the border with Thailand, just before 16:00 (ICT) on Wednesday.

Lao Airlines Flight QV301 crashed in the Mekong River, killing all 49 passengers and crews.

The state-run Lao Airlines said in a statement that the plane took off from the capital Vientiane and “ran into extreme bad weather conditions” as it prepared to land at Pakse Airport.

AP reported that 17 of the victims were from Lao, seven from France, five were from Australia five from Thailand, three from Korea, two from Vietnam and one person each from Canada, China, Malaysia, Taiwan and the United States.

The airline said it had yet to determine reasons for the crash of the ATR-72 aircraft which was virtually new and had just been delivered in March. 

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Photos – Rare “Ring Of Fire” Solar Eclipse In Asia(May 21, 2012)

An annular solar eclipse appears during a break in clouds over Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, May 21, 2012. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across China, Japan and elsewhere in the region before moving across the Pacific to be seen in parts of the western United States. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

The moon passes between the sun and the earth over Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour during a solar eclipse seen from the Peak on Hong Kong Island May 21, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

This morning an annular eclipse was seen in Asia.

An annular eclipse is a rare astronomical event.

An annular eclipse happens when moon and sun align/in straight line over the earth.

Please click here for Videos Of May 2012 Spectacular Annular Solar Eclipse.

This is how Ring of Fire happen

Later, the ring of fire can be seen in North America.

Please click here for: Photos – Rare Solar Eclipse In North America.

On July 22 2009 I saw the partial solar eclipse at Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque, Kuala Terengganu.

My photos came out in a few Malaysians main newspapers 🙂

A partial eclipse is seen in Tokyo May 21, 2012. The sun and moon will align over the earth in a rare astronomical event – an annular eclipse that will dim the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

An annular solar eclipse is seen at Hirai Daini Elementary School in Tokyo May 21, 2012. The sun and moon aligned over the earth in a rare astronomical event – an annular eclipse that will dim the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire. REUTERS/Issei Kato