In Taiwan’s Penghu archipelago, 48 people were killed and 10 were injured on July 23 when a TransAsia Airways plane carrying 58 people crashed into a building in Xixi village as it tried to land at Magong Airport. The flight, ATR-72, was inbound from Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
At the time of the crash, Typhoon Matmo was ongoing over Taiwan, and weather conditions were poor but considered safe. Nine other flights had safely completed the route in the hours before the crash.
Five people on the ground were treated for injuries and discharged from the hospital.