Dashboard Camera Shows Shocking TranAsia Plane Crash Video
TransAsia flight 235 crashed shortly after takeoff and landed into a river in Taiwan, killing at least 16 people and leaving many seriously injured. The plane, which was carrying mostly Chinese tourists, took off from Taipei Sung Shan on its way to Kinmen Shan-Yi Airport in the Fujian Province.
It is unclear as of yet what exactly caused the crash, since communication with the pilots was lost practically right after takeoff. A rescue mission was organized as soon as the plane landed in Keelung river.
While it is uncertain what caused the crash, what we do know for sure is what the last moments before the plane hit the river looked like. There are several dashboard camera footage videos going around Taiwanese and Chinese media, and two of them are particularly revealing and horrifying.
One dashcam caught the plane just as it was passing over the highway cars were traveling on. The plane came from the left, tilted to one side, clipped a car that was also on the highway and crashed into the river next to the highway.
The other dashcam caught almost the same scene, but from a greater distance, allowing a better view at the path the plane took while falling down.
Dashboard cameras are relatively common in Taiwan, but definitely not as common as in Russia, where almost every vehicle has one. The main reason for this trend is probably the brutality and corruption of the Russian highway patrols, but also the fact that Russian roads are very dangerous and you want to have proof of an incident, you need to record it.
— Airline Reporter (@AirlineReporter) February 4, 2015