TransAsia offers $470,000 compensation to crash families


TAIPEI: Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways announced on Wednesday that it would pay nearly half a million dollars in compensation to relatives of each of the victims of a dramatic plane crash earlier this month. The offer of Tw$14.9 million ($470,000) for each family comes seven months after the airline made a similar payout to the families of 48 passengers killed in another crash last July. TransAsia Airways Flight GE235 crashed on Wednesday last week shortly after take-off from Songshan airport in Taipei with 53 passengers and five crew on board, killing at least 42.



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