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Taiwanese airplane crashes into village; 48 killed

Posted: July 24, 2014 at 3:36 a.m.

Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather on the Taiwanese island of Penghu, late Wednesday, July 23, 2014. A transport minister said dozens of people were trapped and feared dead. (AP Photo/Wong Yao-wen)

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 48 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground.

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