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Plane Crash Lands In Taiwan, Killing 51 People

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An A320 from Shanghai to Taiwan is seen on the tarmac at Shanghai Pudong International Airport before a humanitarian rescue mission Jan. 23, 2007, in Shanghai, China.  (Getty Images)

An A320 from Shanghai to Taiwan is seen on the tarmac at Shanghai Pudong International Airport before a humanitarian rescue mission Jan. 23, 2007, in Shanghai, China. (Getty Images)

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (CBS/AP) — Taiwan’s Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people and injuring seven more.

The report cites the Civil Aviation Administration as saying the flight crashed Wednesday with 54 passengers and four flight crew and was operated by a Taiwanese airline, TransAsia Airways.

The report says the plane likely crashed when an attempt to make an emergency landing in the city of Magong.

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