Live: Mainland fatalities identified

Updated: 2015-02-04 12:37

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4:35 pm
Pilot, stewardesses remain missing

The aircraft's pilot and stewardesses remain unaccounted for as rescuers continue to search for survivors at the crash site.

The last communication from one of the pilots was "Mayday Mayday engine flameout", according to an air traffic control recording on

Live: Mainland fatalities identified

A still image video grab shows the debris after a Taiwan flight crashed into a river. [Photo/IC]

4:20 pm
19 people killed

The death toll has risen to 19 after a Taiwan flight with 58 people turned on its side in midair, clipped an elevated roadway and careened into a river Wednesday shortly after takeoff from the island's capital of Taipei, according to China Central Television Station.

The death toll was expected to rise as rescue crews cleared the mostly sunken fuselage in the Keelung River a couple dozen meters (yards) from the shore. Teams of rescuers in rubber rafts clustered around the wreckage.