Within one day of each other, two international planes have crashed.
TransAsia Airways flight GE222 crashed late Wednesday evening, while attempting to land in stormy weather. Forty-seven passengers are feared dead, out of 54 total passengers and four crew members. The weather from Typhoon Matmo had been tumultuous in Taiwan when flight GE222 was to land. The pilot was given the green light to land, despite hazardous weather and heavy rain, as two planes landed successfully prior to flight GE222.
President Ma Ying-jeou called it “a very sad day in the history of Taiwanese aviation,” and ordered authorities to quickly clarify the details, said a spokesman for his office.