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TAIPEI - Taiwan's TransAsia Airways said Thursday that 48 people were killed and 10 survived when one of its turboprop passenger planes crashed after an aborted landing during stormy weather. 

The tail section of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 is pictured as rescue workers and firefighters search through the wreckage after it crashed near the airport at Magong on the Penghu island chain on July 24, 2014

Flight GE222 was carrying 54 passengers and four crew members on a domestic flight when it crashed on Wednesday at Magong on the Penghu island chain, TransAsia said, clarifying conflicting death tolls given by officials previously.

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