The mangled fuselage of a TransAsia Airways commercial plane is dragged to the river bank after it crashed in Taipei, Taiwan on Feb. 4. (AP Photo)

(Bloomberg) — A TransAsia Airways Corp. turboprop plane crashed into a river near Taipei moments after taking off, killing at least 25 of the 58 people on board in the second fatal accident in less than a year for the Taiwanese airline.

At least 15 people survived the crash of Flight GE235 and were taken to hospitals for treatment, according to the Civil Aeronautics Administration, with 18 occupants of the plane still unaccounted for. The aircraft’s cockpit-voice recorder and flight-data recorder have been recovered for analysis. The pilots called “Mayday, mayday, engine” distress call 2 minutes after takeoff, according to a recording posted on

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