A TransAsia Airways plane with 58 passengers on board hit a bridge and crashed into a river near Taipei, the Taiwanese capital. At least 12 people have been confirmed dead.
The crash occurred early Wednesday, and reports have it that flight controllers lost contact with the plane at 10:55 local time (02:55 GMT).
Rescuers on boats have cut it open to gain access to people trapped inside.
Officials say 16 people have suffered injuries, with some taken to hospital. Thirty people remain unaccounted for.