A China Airlines plane carrying 56 people crashed into a mountain and burned shortly after takeoff Thursday from the city of Hualien on a flight to Taipei, officials said. All aboard were feared killed.
China Broadcasting Corp. said the Boeing 737 left the airport at Hualien at 6:54 p.m. Airline spokesman Chi Rung-Chun said it crashed five minutes later and that all aboard were believed dead. There were 49 passengers and seven crew members aboard the jet, said the Police Broadcasting Corp.