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Typhoon may to be to blame for plane crash that killed 47 people

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PENGHU, Taiwan – Authorities say 47 people were killed and 11 were injured in Wednesday’s plane crash on one of Taiwan’s Penghu Islands.

Taiwan’s Central News Agency says a twin-engine turboprop plane crashed just outside Magong Airport.

CNN is reporting the plane crashed into a residential building and witnesses reported seeing homes on fire.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known but some media reports say the plane was making a crash landing because of strong winds from Typhoon Matmo.

The typhoon hit Taiwan early Wednesday.