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Chinese authorities to take part in TranAsia crash investigation

Chinese authorities to take part in TranAsia crash investigation

Taipei, Feb. 5 (CNA) Investigators from China will take part in a probe into the TransAsia Airways (????) crash in Taipei that occurred Wednesday, marking the first collaboration of its kind across the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council (ASC, ?????????) said Thursday. The authorities of a nation of which passengers in an air incident are nationals have the right to take part in such investigations, an ASC executive said, citing the Convention on International Civil Aviation. Of the 58 people on TransAsia Airways flight GE235, including five crew members, 31 were confirmed dead and 12 remained missing as of Thursday morning. Of the 53 passengers, 31 were tourists from China. It was not immediately known how many Chinese officials will come to Taiwan for the investigation or when they are due to arrive. (By Wang Shu-fen and Jay Chen)


Updated : 2021-09-18 16:49 GMT+08:00