Search teams in Taipei on Thursday found the body of a passenger who’d been missing for nine days after TransAsia Airways flight GE235 crashed into the Keelung River. All of the victims’ bodies have now been recovered, bringing the final death toll in the crash to 43.
The last victim pulled out of the water was identified as Chen Rentai, a male passenger from mainland China. Search teams discovered his body about three kilometers downstream from the crash site.
Flight GE235 crashed into the Keelung River on February 4 shortly after taking off from the Songshan Airport in Taipei with 58 people on board. Initial reports from the black boxes said that the plane’s right engine had “flamed out” about two minutes after take-off.
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