TransAsia plane crash: Body of last victim found

Final body brings death toll to 43

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Taiwan Plane Crash

The final victim of a plane crash in Taiwan has been found.

The TransAsia Airways plane clipped a bridge shortly after takeoff last week and crashed into a river in Taipei.

There were 58 people on board the flight, and 43 people were killed in the crash.

Rescue workers recovered the body of Chen Rentai, the last unaccounted-for passenger, yesterday afternoon, nine days after the crash, CCTC America reports.

According to Channel News Asia, the Chinese national was discovered nearly two miles from the crash site, still strapped into his seat.

The relatives of all the victims were offered more than $470,000 in compensation for each victim, which many rejected over the amount and the "method" of payment, the International Business Times reports.

The cause of the crash is still unknown.

TransAsia pilots have been ordered to retake proficiency tests.

15 flights from hell

15 flights from hell


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