Just days after the tragic downing of MH17, another commercial airliner crashed in Taiwan yesterday evening, killing at least 48 people on board. The ATR-72 turboprop airplane belonging to TransAsia Airways was en route from Kaohsiung to Penghu Island off Taiwan when it crashed in severe weather. Flight GE 222 was carrying 54 passengers and 4 crew members.
Nalanda Buddhist Society extends our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the casualties on this ill-fated flight. We also wish that the few survivors of the air-crash receive the best medical treatment, and recover fully from their injuries. Our thoughts of mettā are with you.