More than 40 dead in Taiwan plane crash

More than 40 people were killed in a plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday, officials said.

Authorities said the plane, carrying 58 people including four crew, crashed near the airport on the outlying Penghu island.

"Fifty-one people are feared dead and seven people injured," Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration Shen Chi told reporters, but the local fire chief put the death toll at 45.

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