Mayday call made shortly before TransAsia plane crash

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — The pilot involved in the deadly plane crash in Taiwan, knew there was a problem right away.

Dash cam video shows the TransAsia Airways plane hitting a bridge, before it lands in a river upside down.

32 people were killed, 15 were injured, and 11 are still missing.

Aviation officials say the pilot was heard on the radio, before the crash, saying, “mayday, mayday, engine flameout.”

The cockpit crew did not survive.

Rescuers say river currents may have swept away the missing bodies.

They now have nets set up three miles away from the crash site.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

 

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