Report: Taiwan plane crashes on landing; 47 feared dead

BY newsdesk  July 23, 2014 at 11:07 AM EDT

UPDATED 11:07 p.m. EDT: A Transasia Airways plane crashed Wednesday while making an emergency landing in Taiwan, according to reports from Taiwan’s Central News Agency via the Associated Press. According to the Associated Press, a transport minister has said 47 people are feared dead.

The agency had earlier reported that 51 people had been killed. There were 54 passengers and four flight crew were on board.

The accident occurred in the city of Magong, according to reports, which is off the western coast of Taiwan. The flight was heading from the capital, Taipei, to Penghu island, reports the Associated Press.