The scene in a village on the Taiwanese island of Penghu after a TransAsia plane crashed while trying to land nearby on Wednesday, killing 48. Authorities are facing criticism for letting the plane fly in poor weather. Photo: AFP The scene in a village on the Taiwanese island of Penghu after a TransAsia plane crashed while trying to land nearby on Wednesday, killing 48. Authorities are facing criticism for letting the plane fly in poor weather. Photo: AFP
The scene in a village on the Taiwanese island of Penghu after a TransAsia plane crashed while trying to land nearby on Wednesday, killing 48. Authorities are facing criticism for letting the plane fly in poor weather. Photo: AFP

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The scene in a village on the Taiwanese island of Penghu after a TransAsia plane crashed while trying to land nearby on Wednesday, killing 48. Authorities are facing criticism for letting the plane fly in poor weather. Photo: AFP The scene in a village on the Taiwanese island of Penghu after a TransAsia plane crashed while trying to land nearby on Wednesday, killing 48. Authorities are facing criticism for letting the plane fly in poor weather. Photo: AFP
The scene in a village on the Taiwanese island of Penghu after a TransAsia plane crashed while trying to land nearby on Wednesday, killing 48. Authorities are facing criticism for letting the plane fly in poor weather. Photo: AFP
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