Passenger Survives Taiwan Plane Crash, Immediately Calls Dad

A total of 48 people were killed Wednesday in the TransAsia Airways Flight GE 222 plane crash.
TransAsia Airways Flight GE 222 plane crash
Rescue workers helping after the TransAsia Airways Flight GE 222 plane crash (CREDIT: Wong Yao-wen/AP Photo)

TransAsia Airways Flight GE 222 crashed at Magong Airport in the in Penghu Islands Wednesday, killing 48 and injuring another 10.

One survivor of the Taiwan plane crash managed to survive, escape the wreckage and immediately phone her father, according to the Bonner County Daily Bee.

     Hung Yu-ting escaped through a hole in the fuselage that opened up after the plane plowed into homes Wednesday while attempting to land on the outlying resort island of Penghu, killing 48 people. She used the phone at the nearby house to call her father.

“She called me on the phone to say the plane had crashed and exploded but that she had already crawled out and I should come right away to get her,” Hung’s father, Hung Chang-ming, told the Bonner County Daily Bee.

Chang-ming lives “just a few hundred meters (yards) from the crash site,” according to the Bonner County Daily Bee.

    Hung Yu-ting was recovering Friday from burns to her arms, legs and back suffered during her escape.

Officials are still figuring out the cause of the crash. Heavy rainfall may have been a factor as the plane’s pilots asked for a second go-around before attempting to land, CNN reported.