Below is a statement from the Taiwanese Central Disaster Response Centre about the crash:

“The plane lost contact at 10.53am on and was found in Keelung river in Taipei. The ministry of transportation contacted the disaster response centre 20 minutes later. Confirmed on the flight are 53 passengers and five crew members, totaling 58 people. Taipei city rescue teams are in operation, having rescued 16 people who were admitted to a nearby hospital, with two announced dead on arrival. Several fire engines, ambulances, water craft and almost 170 rescue staff have been dispatched.”

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