TAIPEI, July 27 (Xinhua) -- The bodies of 48 victims of Taiwan's crashed TransAsia flight GE 222 have all been identified, according to the the island's aviation safety council on Sunday.
TransAsia will pay funeral subsidy worth 800,000 new Taiwan dollars (26,640 U.S. dollars) to each family of victims, and 27 families have been compensated.
An announcement by Taiwan's civil aeronautics authority said that the accident may have been caused by compound reasons including weather condition, machinery fault and human factor.
The civil aeronautics authority and TransAsia will provide all gathered information to the aviation safety council to help the investigation, the announcement said.
The flight, which took off from Kaohsiung on Wednesday evening, crashed into residential buildings in Xixi Village of Penghu, Taiwan's western island, after a failed emergency landing at Magong Airport.
The flight was carrying 54 passengers and four crew members.
TransAsia black box data intact
TAIPEI, July 26 (Xinhua) -- Data on the two black boxes of TransAsia Airways Flight GE 222 remains intact and has been downloaded to help investigators look into the cause of the plane crash that killed 48 people, Taiwan's aviation safety council said on Saturday.
The council said although the two black boxes had been badly damaged outside, the data inside remains unimpaired. Full story
48 killed in Taiwan plane crash
TAIPEI, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Forty-eight people have been confirmed dead and 10 others injured in a plane crash on western Taiwan's Penghu Island, amid stormy weather, authorities confirmed on Thursday.
TransAsia Airways Flight GE 222, with 58 people on board, crashed into residential buildings in Xixi Village of Penghu on Wednesday evening after a failed emergency landing at Magong Airport. The flight was carrying 54 passengers, including two French nationals, and four crew members. Full story