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ATR statement on TransAsia’s flight GE235

ATR regrets to confirm that an ATR 72-600 operated by Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways was involved in an accident today at around 10.45 am (local time) near Taipei Songshan airport (Taiwan). The flight GE235 was operating between Taipei and Kinmen with 58 people on board.
The aircraft, registered under B-22816, was MSN (Manufacturing Serial Number) 1141.
At this time, the circumstances of the accident are still under investigation.
The Aviation Safety Council of Taiwan will lead the investigation and will be the official source of information. According to ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) regulations, ATR will advise the French Bureau d’Enquêtes et Analyses (BEA), safety investigation authority representing the State of the aircraft manufacturer.
ATR express its deepest sympathy to the families, friends and to those affected by the accident.