A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan, killing 47 people. Jillian Kitchener reports.
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Relatives watch their worst nightmare unfold.
A TransAsia Airways plane lies in a mangled wreck, after it crashed during a second attempt to land on a Taiwanese island.
Forty-seven people are killed, and 11 others are taken to a hospital for their injuries.
Few emotional stories of rescue are told:
(SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) UNIDENTIFIED RELATIVE WITH DAUGHTER ON PLANE SAYING:
"My daughter called me. She said, 'Mom, my plane crashed.' She said she climbed out (of the plane) and borrowed a phone from someone."
Other relatives received the horrific news at the airport.
And TransAsia's president made a heartfelt apology.
The plane attempted to land in a thunderstorm, on the same day Typhoon Matmo struck.
But according to an official, air traffic control reported the weather did not exceed international regulations for landing.
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