Frightening video captures TransAsia plane seconds before deadly crash

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwanese rescuers have used a crane to hoist a wrecked TransAsia Airways plane from a shallow river in Taipei as they search into the night for 20 people missing in a crash that killed at least 23 others.

Flight GE235 with 58 people aboard — most of them travelers from China — banked sharply on its side shortly after taking off Wednesday from the Taiwanese capital, clipped a highway bridge and then careened into the Keelung River.

Rescuers in rubber rafts pulled 15 people alive from the wreckage during daylight. After dark, they brought in the crane, and the death toll was expected to rise once crews were able search through previously submerged portions of the fuselage, which came to rest a few dozen meters (yards) from the shore.

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