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Taiwan launches inquiry into plane crash that killed 48

A relative pays her respect in front of portraits of passengers who died in a TransAsia Airways plane crash inside a funeral parlor on Taiwan's offshore island of Penghu, July 24, 2014. Taiwan authorities launched an investigation on Thursday into the crash of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane in which 48 people were killed with the weather expected to be a factor in the inquiry.   REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A relative pays her respect in front of portraits of passengers who died in a TransAsia Airways plane crash inside a funeral parlor on Taiwan's offshore island of Penghu, July 24, 2014. Taiwan authorities launched an investigation on Thursday into...more

A relative pays her respect in front of portraits of passengers who died in a TransAsia Airways plane crash inside a funeral parlor on Taiwan's offshore island of Penghu, July 24, 2014. Taiwan authorities launched an investigation on Thursday into the crash of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane in which 48 people were killed with the weather expected to be a factor in the inquiry. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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Men stand guard outside a room housing portraits of passengers who died in a TransAsia Airways plane crash inside a funeral parlor on Taiwan's offshore island of Penghu, July 24, 2014.  REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Men stand guard outside a room housing portraits of passengers who died in a TransAsia Airways plane crash inside a funeral parlor on Taiwan's offshore island of Penghu, July 24, 2014. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Men stand guard outside a room housing portraits of passengers who died in a TransAsia Airways plane crash inside a funeral parlor on Taiwan's offshore island of Penghu, July 24, 2014. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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Rescue personnel survey the wreckage of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane that crashed, on Taiwan's offshore island Penghu July 24, 2014.     REUTERS/Stringer

Rescue personnel survey the wreckage of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane that crashed, on Taiwan's offshore island Penghu July 24, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Rescue personnel survey the wreckage of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane that crashed, on Taiwan's offshore island Penghu July 24, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Rescue personnel survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 on Taiwan's offshore island of Penghu, July 23, 2014.  REUTERS/Wong Yao-wen

Rescue personnel survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 on Taiwan's offshore island of Penghu, July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Wong Yao-wen

Rescue personnel survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 on Taiwan's offshore island of Penghu, July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Wong Yao-wen
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A car is seen covered in rubble from the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 on Taiwan's offshore island of Penghu, July 23, 2014.  REUTERS/Wong Yao-wen

A car is seen covered in rubble from the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 on Taiwan's offshore island of Penghu, July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Wong Yao-wen

A car is seen covered in rubble from the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 on Taiwan's offshore island of Penghu, July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Wong Yao-wen
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A relative of a passenger on board the crashed TransAsia Airways plane cries in Kaohsiung International Airport, southern Taiwan, July 23, 2014. A TransAsia Airways turboprop ATR-72 plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on Penghu, an island off Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire, officials said. REUTERS/Stringer

A relative of a passenger on board the crashed TransAsia Airways plane cries in Kaohsiung International Airport, southern Taiwan, July 23, 2014. A TransAsia Airways turboprop ATR-72 plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm...more

A relative of a passenger on board the crashed TransAsia Airways plane cries in Kaohsiung International Airport, southern Taiwan, July 23, 2014. A TransAsia Airways turboprop ATR-72 plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on Penghu, an island off Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire, officials said. REUTERS/Stringer
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